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Rain and pandemic can’t stop 15th annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

The annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returned under cloudy, rainy skies Nov. 7-8, though that didn’t stop art lovers from taking advantage of the chance to buy works 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.

The outdoor event at the Arts District at Liberty Station marked its 15th year, this time with modifications because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NTC Foundation announced that tenants of the Arts District at Liberty Station were awarded a total of $25,000 for six new projects designed to advance the work of the tenants, engage the community and promote the Arts District as an arts and culture destination.

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

This year’s exhibition featured 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 were designed by participating artists.


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