The crowd downtown at last year's Mission Federal ArtWalk.
The crowd downtown at last year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk.

Mission Federal ArtWalk, the largest fine arts festival in Southern California, will return to the streets of Little Italy on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.

The free festival will fill over 15 blocks of downtown with more than 350 artists, live musical performances, street food, interactive art activities, live visual art performances, a KidsWalk and more.

Art from every medium will be on display, including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass work, wood craft, metal art, photography and fine jewelry.

“Each year we strive to produce an art festival that encompasses all areas of the arts to bring a full interactive experience to attendees who come out to Mission Federal ArtWalk,” said Sandi Cottrell, ArtWalk San Diego’s managing director.

“Visitors love coming here because they know they will be able to browse for works of art from a variety of artists, all in one central location,” she added.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days between Ash and Grape streets in Little Italy. As many as 100,000 people are expected to attend.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.