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Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved! is a 2 mile music & art walk featuring many talented artists, musicians, and performers.

Art Around Adams is an annual event created by artists, for artists . . . and those passionate about the arts.

Art Around Adams is itself a work of art. It brings together members of the local community and artists of every discipline for a 2 mile music and arts walk the first Saturday of June every year. More than 100 visual and performing artists participate in open air exhibits, window galleries, live music, interactive art events and open-mic sessions. Our main streets are filled with residents, visitors, family members, friends who truly appreciate the transformation of our Normal Heights & Kensington communities into a true "home" for the arts.

Art Around Adams is designed as a completely non-profit event…the all-volunteer planners begin with a budget of 0 and end with 0 in the account. Advertising and printing costs, along with materials, equipment rental and artist lecture fees are raised through sponsorship from local businesses in the Normal Heights/Kensington communities in San Diego. There is no fee for artists to participate in most cases.

In its previous seven years, Art Around Adams has grown exponentially, both in the numbers of attendees as well as participating artists, who have evolved from primarily local performers and artists to visual artists and musicians from neighboring areas. Much of our local population serve as volunteer “Hosts” and take turns welcoming and directing visitors to exhibit and performance sites.

As we assessed our past success and future prospects, our planning team agreed that we would like to see the level of the event “raised a notch.” This year we will feature many musicians, artists, and performance art.

In addition council-member Todd Gloria has agreed to kick off the event with an introduction / meet & greet.

Our hope is that Kickstarter can help us kick Art Around Adams “up that notch” by raising the additional funds we need to take our event to the next step. All the money we raise will be used for event-related costs.

And do put Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved! on your “must visit” list for 2011. We’d love to have you not only help make it happen with your donation, but also be able to join us for this amazing arts event!

For more info please visit www.artaroundadams.org or the Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved! Facebook Event page.

Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved! Press Release:

Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evloved! is Set for June 4

Music and art walk to span Adams Avenue

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 26, 2011 – Exodus Studios, an events production company, announced today that the eighth annual “Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved!,” a music and art walk extending 2 miles on Adams Avenue is happening on June 4 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A free and family-friendly event, Art Around Adams 2011: Art Evolved! will showcase numerous visual and performance artists, stretching from Oregon street in Normal Heights to Vista street in Kensington. More than 100 businesses will “evolve” into art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day.

The event will kickoff at 3pm with an introduction from councilmember Todd Gloria followed by a meet & greet. Some of the music acts you’ll see are Todo Mundo, Secret Seven, Wendy Bailey & True Stories, Gayle Skidmore, SO3, Dave Humphries, The Old In Out, amongst many more.

“This year we’ve expanded the size of the event, by not only the length, but also the robust quality,” said Adam Rosen, founder of Exodus Studios. “When walking through Art Around Adams this year you’ll be breathing in the best in art & music that San Diego has to offer.”

According to Rosen, Art Around Adams premiered in 2004 and has grown to generate over 10,000 attendees each year.

“Art Around Adams spotlights the rich arts and culture community that is centered in Mid-City. I would hope every San Diegan will come enjoy the best our neighborhoods have to offer,” said Councilmember Todd Gloria.

A complimentary trolley featuring live stand-up comedy will shuttle guests along Adams Avenue. Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes will be given away. The prizes range from gift cards to vintage wine, all graciously donated from businesses in the Normal Heights/Kensington Communities. Info booth located at 3441 Adams Ave. 92116 the day of the event.

Art Around Adams benefits the Optimists International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides funding for the charitable, literary and educational purposes of Optimist International, a community service based organization committed to creating a more optimistic future for young people through innovative programs.

For more information visit www.artaroundadams.com or contact adam@exodus-studios.com. 

About Exodus Studios

Adam Rosen, founder of Walk the Walk Presents… has created Exodus Studios, an event production company deeply rooted in the arts and music scene within San Diego. Exodus Studios foremost goal is to highlight the gems of culture within San Diego through events.

For more information, visit www.exodus-studios.com

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