ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returns for 15th year, with coronavirus measures

Visitors browse the ArtWalk @ Liberty Station art show in 2019. This year's event is Nov. 7-8.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station, an annual two-day outdoor fine-art event, will return this weekend, Nov. 7-8, featuring a chance to buy artwork from more than 150 local, regional and international professional artists in a variety of media, including jewelry, sculpture, oil painting, photography and glass, metal and wood works.

Organizers say the event at the Arts District at Liberty Station is marking its 15th year with modifications necessary because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This year we are bringing some much-needed color and art into people’s lives with a brand-new layout to allow for proper physical distancing,” Sandi Cottrell, director of ArtWalk San Diego, said in a statement.

Facial coverings and temperature checks will be required for all visitors, artists, volunteers and other participants, along with hand-sanitizing stations, frequent cleaning of restrooms and more. Artist booths will be spaced at least eight feet apart, and there will be a 12- to 15-foot-wide walkway to allow for physical distancing.

This year’s exhibition will feature an art guitar auction benefiting ArtReach San Diego, a nonprofit that works to deliver free or low-cost workshops to area schools that have no other resources for art. More than 30 EVH Wolfgang Standard electric guitars by the late Eddie Van Halen have been designed by participating artists. The auction is live online through Nov. 8.

ArtWalk will be held at Liberty Station’s North Promenade at 2641 Truxton Road and Legacy Plaza and Luce Court at 2648 Dewey Road. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 (free for guests 18 and younger).

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