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North Park Festival of the Arts returns Saturday

SAN DIEGO -- The community is set to descend on North Park May 18 for the 17th annual North Park Festival of the Arts, featuring art for adults and children, live bands and dance performances, and the return of the Craft Brew Block, with beer and ale from a wide selection of local breweries. The yearly festival is organized by the North Park Main Street, and runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“The Kids ART Block section is a crowd favorite,” organizers said on the official event website. “Kids are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive arts related activities all geared to teach and inspire young minds to explore their own artistic creativity.” Planned activities include origami-making lessons, crafting with recycled items and multi-media and photography projects.

North Park Craft Mafia will once again host the festival’s Spring Line Up, which the arts and crafts nonprofit has overseen since founding in 2007.

Called the “hub” of North Park’s artistic community, Ray Street will be home to “local artist creations, live demonstrations and temporary installations created just for the festival,” organizers said.

There are over 35 juried artists for this year’s event, including Ashley Carattini, Eric Cantrell, Rowshan Dowlatabadi and Amy Baca-Lopez, a North Park Main Street artist. This year’s featured artist is Sarah Stieber, who was selected by festival organizers during an open search for new talent that would best represent the spirit of the festival.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.