Testimonials

Marna Schindler:

“Thank you for another great event. The volunteers were constantly up and down the streets in the mornings and eves asking if we needed any help. The traffic guards were on it. The performer at the corner of Columbia and Beech was captivating. The artists around me were all top-notch and though I didn’t get to leave my block ever because I was so busy,

Irene Wetsman:

“Now that I have recouped after last weeks show, I would like to tell you that I had a very good show. I am very impressed at how well you advertised and organized the show. I am looking forward to doing the September show. I was wondering if you had any other venues that you put on anywhere in Orange County or L.A. Thanks again.”

Katy Helen Stockinger:

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for a great event last weekend!! I think this was my 4th ArtWalk and it was the best one yet in both sales and fun. I offered to continue my “ArtWalk special pricing” for a limited time following the event and am still getting custom orders from folks who signed up on my email list.

I really appreciate all of the effort that goes in to making this a good experience for artists & attendees alike. The detailed advance communications from Sean, the professionalism of the marketing team promoting the lead up to the event and the assistance from staff & volunteers on site were all awesome.

Carolina Del Mar:

I just want to thank you for all your attentions and support to make this possible! It was a great experience for me to be part of the Art Walk and for sure I would love to continue participating in all the events! It’s just a perfect place to show our work and be in contact with the people!  Thanks so much you and all the Art walk Team!!!

Bruce Swart:

Sean, just wanted you to know how much I loved the ArtWalk experience and found it to be beautifully orchestrated and organized.  The volunteers and everyone were just incredible and thoughtful. The Art Walk was a success for me and I sold 6 paintings and 6 or 7 prints. Talked to hundreds of people and passed out a crazy amount of business cards. So, who knows what else may come from it. Crazy, fun, educational and exhausting weekend and well worth it.

Dave and John Woolley:

You guys do such a good show. We really enjoyed it ( again ). John did very well. It is so nice to see folks pour into his booth. Since he’s a kid and much of his art was done when he was 9,10 and 11 years old the art viewers just love to see his work. He is unique to your art show since he is the only booth that is a kid. Anyway, thanks again for such a smooth show.

Vaughan Nelson:

“Just wanted to thank you and your staff for once again putting on a fabulous show. It was really good for me and EVERYONE that I talked to who participated this year. You guys are great. Thanks again.”

Ruth Yuhas:

“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and to tell you that a lot of people were saying how well the show was run. You and your people did a fantastic job of organizing the event and making it run so smoothly. I’ve done other shows that aren’t as big that are a pain in the….to unload and set up, but your show is a piece of cake and the turn out is great. Thanks again!”

Scott Palmer:

“I just wanted to say thank you for such a great event again!!!!!!!! You are awesome and so is your staff! The volunteers were extremely friendly and helpful. Unloading and loading was smooth. This was the best ArtWalk ever for me personally…I sold really well and got a couple of commissions as well to work on in the next couple of weeks…. I wish this event happened 4 times a year! You and your team ROCK!!!!!!”

Linda and Charles Perkins:

“Just writing to thank you all for another phenomenal ArtWalk event. It was picture perfect, what a great crowd of art buyers, what amazing energy! Keep up the great work. We look forward with great enthusiasm to ArtWalk on the Bay and to the April 2011 show.”

Gerard Basil:

“I wanted to thank you for putting on such a great show. Being my first time doing this show, I didn’t know what to expect. I felt it was very well organized, laid out and had definite art buyers. It was amazing how you were able to plan such great weather as well! Hope to see you next year.”

Robert Weil:

“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this years ArtWalk. It was such a pleasure from beginning to end. I have been doing outdoor shows since 1970 and I can tell you, yours is one of the very best from every standpoint. The organization, the communication, the layout, etc… You have a great staff as well. Even the security was very effective. I had great sales as I have in all your shows. Many new customers. Looking very much forward to next year. Thanks for all your hard work.”

Dorothee Naumburg:

“Just wanted to send you a heartfelt “Thank you”. We happened to talk to some of your volunteers and were pleased to hear them express, (without prompting), that they really enjoy working with such a well run organization. We continue to be impressed ourselves what a great job you do. Thank you!”

Judy Mandel:

“I just want to say thank you for all your hard work… It was a great show and so well run. Hope to see you again next year.”

Cindy Teyro:

“Well, you did it again — a fabulous show helped along by the incredible work you, the staff and the volunteers did putting this shin-dig together. I have to thank you for the great, and I mean great, booth location. I will go online and get my application in for next year in hopes of saving that same spot. Thanking you all so very much for including me in the show. Did I mention how great the booth location was?!”

Melissa Walker:

“Thanks for another great Artwalk! Everyone was saying that the quality was really high this year. Six people from Distinction had booths and all of them sold at least one piece, some sold lots!! Our sales were not as high as other years, but I am certain we will have lots of followups. When people hear about the gallery they want to come up and see everything before they choose.”

Haya Gil-Lubin:

“Thank you so much. Again thank you, thank you and thank you.”

Nick Adabilla:

“Just a quick note of thanks for putting on a remarkable event. As an emerging photographer and first-time participant, I found the whole experience very stimulating and productive! I look forward to participating in 2006!”

Moni Blom:

“It was a pleasure to participate this year – as always. Somehow you accommodate the artists so accurately – not to mention the thousands of attendees. The weekend event was a blast – people really enjoyed themselves; that was obvious. Thank you for all your hard work: the advertising campaign, the logical layout, the convenience of the tent readiness and the labeling of the spaces, port-o-potties were readily available, communications to the artists always were on the mark AND the patient, kind HELPFUL assistance of you and your staff. Awesome.”

Paul Dopulos:

“Awesome! Our booth was very well attended and the resulting sales wowed us. As it was our first event, we set goals and hoped. Our expectations were exceeded handsomely! We will be registering for ArtWalk 2006 shortly and we are already very excited. One of the best rewards was that we had fun.”

Cynthia Colis:

“It was wonderful and inspiring to see so many familiar faces at ArtWalk this year. I truly appreciated all the friends who were able to stop by my booth on Cedar Street to say hello. ArtWalk 2005 was a great success for me this year and I am really looking forward to next year’s event.”

 Patti Fox:

“Going into my eighth year, I look forward to once again creating an installation of paintings to put before the numerous folks that come out to support ArtWalk. This stellar community event has allowed visual and performing artists to come together, showcase, and sell their work to the many people that attend this event. Each year I am overwhelmed with the dedication of the staff and volunteers that put this event on. It is a labor of love, for the arts and for San Diego.”

“Besides selling my work, I have been able to try new ideas, develop a more professional portfolio and understand what it takes to put my work out there. I have met and encouraged many artists to participate and enjoy the networking that goes on because of this event. I have been invited to teach art workshops, shared my concerns about art education being cut from our schools and been asked to create large commission paintings as a result of ArtWalk.”

“Each year I invite high school art students to come to the event, look at the varied art offered and query the artists about their process. Often, their parents are surprised at the scope and are excited to make purchases and invite others the next day to share in this special weekend for San Diego.”

“As a dear friend once said, ‘You connect people together, you connect passion together, and that’s how you make a difference.’ ArtWalk is a venue to make that difference.”