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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Sep 01, 2014 Sand sculptors from all over the world will create huge pieces of art made from sand. There will also be live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, art and more. 32 other events on Monday, September 1
 
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Wednesday, August 27,2014
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Will East County Performing Arts Center become a church?

Critics say El Cajon officials are going backwards by entering into negotiations with The Rock before securing a theater manager

By Kinsee Morlan
The Rock, an evangelical megachurch with locations across the county, wants to lease the ECPAC space for roughly 130 days a year—every Sunday and Tuesday and about 25 percent of Fridays and Saturdays—for an annual rent of $216,000.
Monday, August 25,2014
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City College opens new art space

There's no money yet to run City Gallery, but the faculty’s staging exhibitions there anyway

By Kinsee Morlan
Longtime San Diego City College arts professor YC Kim remembers talking to school administrators almost two decades ago about the need for an art gallery.
Monday, August 25,2014
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Low Gallery at-large

Meegan Nolan’s getting ready to expand her reach beyond her gallery’s walls

By Kinsee Morlan
North Park's Low Gallery is small, but Meegan Nolan, the artist and curator who runs the creative side of the business, isn't letting size matter. She's gearing up for a jam-packed next few weeks a
Tuesday, August 19,2014
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The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals

This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series

By Kinsee Morlan
Artist Skye Walker recently finished a new, large-scale mural covering the front of the California Coast Credit Union at the corner of University Avenue and Vermont Street in Hillcrest. 
Monday, August 18,2014
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North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over

Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood

By Kinsee Morlan
Cirello says that he and Lee will still move their headquarters to Jamul to meet increasing demand for their jewelry, but they're going to take time to find the right renters.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’

Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

By Kinsee Morlan
It’s been more than 20 years since the demise of the San Diego County Arts Advisory Council, an organization that promoted the arts countywide.
Monday, August 11,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Gregory Bada

Printmaker's process and the resulting images are a beautiful anachronism

By Kinsee Morlan
Gregory Bada was born a few centuries too late. On the outside, he looks like a straightforward, contemporary Californian—tattooed arms, sunglasses and all. But his artwork—mostly intaglio prints
Monday, August 11,2014
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Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention

Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7

By Kinsee Morlan
Instagram started looking like King's Landing last Saturday, as dozens of people took photos of themselves sitting on the Game of Thrones-inspired sculpture hand-built by Optimus Volts for his solo show at Thumbprint Gallery.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
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San Diego County's unusual approach to arts funding

First in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

By Kinsee Morlan
San Diego County’s approach to funding arts organizations is unusual, and some question whether it’s fair and yields the best results.
Monday, August 4,2014
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Public art in Carlsbad on the rise

Village Mural Tour will showcase new work coloring outdoor walls in the North County city

By Kinsee Morlan
Carlsbad Village is known for its cutesy boutiques and mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Recently, though, the walkable area along and around Grand Avenue, Carlsbad Village Drive and State and Washington streets is becoming a breeding ground for public art.
 
 
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