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SDCCU Festival of Arts is fun for everyone in North Park

21st San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Festival of Arts in North Park is on Saturday, May 20 from 11 am to 10 pm. 
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North Park is about to come alive once again with music, arts, craft beers and culinary excellence, and it’s free to the public.

This will be the 21st San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Festival of Arts in North Park and it has become one of the most popular festivals in San Diego.

Known for its celebration of art and the talented men and women who create it, the festival will feature some of the most eclectic modern artists and their exciting works. 

The group of urban contemporary artists named Visual will create pieces made from everyday objects such as cars, refrigerators and boom boxes.

Festival organizers say attendees will be awe-struck by Visual's creative style and original techniques.

Also North Park Main Street and The Studio Door are partnering together to celebrate local artists with a juried art exhibition. 

If you are over 21, you can enjoy some of San Diego’s best breweries as they showcase their signature beers at the Waypoint Public Craft Beer Block.

The Beer Block is a ticketed event and there will be two craft beer block sessions: one from noon to 4 pm and the other from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Feel like breaking into song? Get your friends together and take center-stage at the craft beer block Karaoke stage.

If you want even more musical atmosphere, several stages throughout the festival route will be set up with multiple styles, with performances by some of San Diego’s most recognized artists.

Twelve hours of music has been programmed for an immersive day of entertainment. From Indie rock to blues, funk, DJ, dance and rock and roll, there is something for everyone.

If it’s cocktails you prefer, head over to the West Coast Cocktail Garden on University and Herman St. this is a great vantage point in which to watch the artists make their creations at the Live Art Block and listen to some great tunes.

You must be 21 or over to enter the Cocktail Garden and it will be open for from noon to 9:30 pm. Cocktails are provided for purchase by Cutwater Spirits.

Even the kids can take part in the cultural affair. The hands-on Kids Art Block is the perfect way to have them create their own masterpieces with interactive activities using their imaginations as inspiration.

21st San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Festival of Arts in North Park is on Saturday, May 20 from 11 am to 10 pm. 

Tickets for The Beer Block (21 and over) can be purchased HERE.

Directions:

The SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is conveniently located in the heart of North Park’s historic, eclectic, charming commercial district. Centered around the intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue, the event can be accessed from both the 805 Freeway (University Ave/North Park Way Exit), the 163 Freeway (Exit University Ave, and head east about 3 miles), or by surface streets. Just north of Balboa Park.