Upcoming Events

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Sparks Gallery Summer Bazaar

Join us on Saturday, May 13th from 11am – 5pm for a one day only Summer Bazaar at Sparks Gallery featuring new jewelry & small works by local artists. Just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping.
 
Special features include Palm Readings by represented artist Alexander Arshansky & exclusive offers on delicious eats at Cafe Sevilla & Cute Cakes – our neighbors in the Gaslamp.
 
Free event – No RSVP required.
Vendors:
 
Plus all new pieces from Erin FaderSeth Papac, LOA Designs, and limited edition silk scarves by artist Anna Van Fleet.
 
DATE: Saturday, May 13th
TIME: 11am – 5pm
LOCATION: Sparks Gallery
Parking:
Parking is available at Park It On Market on 7th & Market for $1 per hour.

Past Events

Artist Talk: Edge of the Ocean / A Group Show

FREE / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 6:30-8 PM

Artists Evgeniya Golik (Evgola), Brennan Hubbell, Alex Miller, and Christina Ilene Thomas from our current group show: “Edge of the Ocean / A Group Show” will speak about their works on display in the gallery and discuss their process and inspiration.

Refreshments served at 6:30 pm

Talk will begin promptly at 6:45 pm

Parking: Parking is available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour

Artist Talk: Edge of the Ocean / A Group Show

FREE / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 6:30-8 PM

Artists Michael Carini, Michelle Kurtis Cole, and Brady Willmott from our current group show: “Edge of the Ocean / A Group Show” will speak about their works on display in the gallery and discuss their process and inspiration.

Refreshments served at 6:30 pm

Talk will begin promptly at 6:45 pm

Parking: Parking is available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour

Open House Pop Up + Architectural Tour

Please join us during the annual San Diego Open House architectural tours on March 25, 12-4pm to learn more about the history of the gallery building and peruse some of our featured vendors. FREE and open to the public.

Wine will be available to purchase for $5 per glass, proceeds to benefit ArtReach.

// Featuring local & handmade accessories and art from:

Briar & The Rose

Lee Sie

Jon Barnes

Penny Sparkle Designs

Vika Artisan Boutique

 

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Artist Talk: Li Huai / Artist as Producer

FREE / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 6:30-8 PM 

Artist as Producer

This talk will cover many angles related to aesthetic, social, political and economic issues. As part of the talk, artist Li Huai will demonstrate Chinese calligraphy as a part of her artistic background and current teaching – linking everything back to areas of increasing public interest.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to speak with the artist and ask questions about the collection of works which will be on display at Sparks Gallery as part of the exhibition “You Fascinate Me!” from March 11 – June 11th, 2017.

Works include Chinese ink & acrylic on paper, acrylic on canvas, and 24 karat gold leaf covered birchwood “religious icon” panels, handcrafted using 13th century techniques.

 

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Sparks Gallery Two Year Anniversary Celebration

FREE / Open to the Public / RSVP Mandatory

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 6-9 PM

Please join us to celebrate Sparks Gallery’s Two Year Anniversary with wine, small bites, performances, and music. Free to attend but RSVP is mandatory for this event.

RSVP’s must be submitted by 5pm on March 3rd

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Artist Talk: Animalia / A Group Show

FREE / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 6-8 PM

Artists Heather Lenefsky, Marissa Quinn, Lee Sie, Barbara Stanley and Lee Selman (Manrabbit) from our current group show: “Animalia / A Group Show” will speak about their works on display in the gallery and discuss their process and inspiration.

Refreshments served at 6:30 pm

Talk will begin promptly at 6:45 pm

Parking: Parking is available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour

Artist Talk: Southern CA Sculpture / Closing Reception

FREE / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 3-5 PM

Visitors to the gallery will be able to talk with the artists and ask questions about their technique and style as they discuss their works on view in “Southern CA Sculpture / A Group Show”.

The National Sculpture Society: Sculpture Symposium at Sparks Gallery

Topic:
Figurative Sculpture: Then and Now

• Adapting figurative sculpture in the 21st century
• The evolution of figurative sculpture
• Southern California Sculpture – past and present

When:
Saturday. February 25th, 2-4pm

Speakers:
Roxana Velasquez (San Diego Museum of Art, Executive Director)
Vanessa Francoise Rothe (Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, West Coast Editor)
Eugene Daub (NSS Fellow)
Richard Becker (NSS Elected Member)

Free of charge / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required

Living Jewelry Workshop by Adorations Botanical Artistry

Viva la fleurista! Master the style and craftsmanship of designing real, LIVING flower jewelry in this 3 hour workshop with Adorations Botanical Artistry. Founder and Creative Director, LaVonne Crawford shares the technique and tricks on how to create extraordinary rings, wrist cuffs, and pendants made out of live botanical elements. Utilizing a variety of succulents and seasonal flower product with attention to color and composition, attendees will design 2-3 accessories to wear themselves or gift to a loved one. These LIVE statement pieces are intended to wear for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, fashionable parties!

Workshop includes instruction, florals, supplies, and light refreshments. NOTE: If treated gently, the living jewelry can be enjoyed for up to 2 weeks.

DATE: Rescheduled for Sunday, April 23rd

TIME: 10 am – 12:30 pm

LOCATION: Sparks Gallery

COST: $85, includes all supplies for 2-3 accessories

Purchase Tickets Here

A minimum of 5 students is needed to keep the class open. *We will only continue the workshops if the minimum attendance is met. We reserve the right to reschedule the class date if minimum attendance is not met 7 days prior to workshop date.

Please note, there is a Padres game taking place at 1:40 pm on the day of our event, so please plan your parking accordingly.

Adorations Botanical Artistry is known for luxury wedding and special event floral design throughout Southern California and has been featured for their expertise in style, texture, and grand environments as seen in Ceremony Magazine, The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, Exquisite Weddings, & Green Wedding Shoes. For more info, www.Adorations.com

About LaVonne Crawford: LaVonne is unabashedly a wife and mother, an artist, a coach, and a warrior for positive change, all for which she wears her heart on her sleeve. She created Adorations Botanical Artistry as a response to her calling as a designer and supporter of self-expression.

Gaslamp Pet Parade / Pop-Up / Live Painting at Sparks Gallery

Please bring your pets and join us for the annual Pet Parade in the Gaslamp Quarter on Sunday, December 11, 12-5pm. Sparks Gallery will be hosting a booth on 5th Ave during the parade with a pop up shop: animal felt creations by Valerie Hebert and a selection of small artworks by local artists.

In the gallery: Sparks Gallery is currently showing an exhibition about animals entitled “Animalia / A Group Show“. View sculpture, photography, painting, and more from 31 local & Southern CA artists… just a short walk around the corner from the parade.

Pet commissions available and live painting demo by Jeremy Sicile-Kira from 1-2pm. The artist will do an aura reading of the pet and a complimentary aura reading for the owner with purchase of a commissioned pet painting.

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Housebroken pets are welcome in the gallery on a leash or in a carrier for this event.

{Pet Parade Registration Details Here}

Holiday Bazaar and Open House at Sparks Gallery

Please join us for an evening filled with festivities at Sparks Gallery on Thursday, December 8 from 5-9pm. This event is open to the public.

  • Holiday Bazaar featuring new jewelry and small works from San Diego artists: http://sparksgallery.com/product-category/artist
  • Gallery open house and holiday party with tastes and complimentary beverages
  • Alexander Arshansky painting demo and complimentary palm readings
  • Kids crafts corner
  • Printing press demonstration by TJ
  • $5 off parking with purchase (show your parking slip from Park it on Market or 6th & K Parkade)
  • Special pet portrait commissions available for purchase – please inquire during your visit

Parking:

Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour.

An Evening With Artist Alexander Arshansky

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm

Free event – No RSVP required

Alexander Arshansky will perform a live painting demonstration on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm. Visitors to the gallery will be able to talk with the artist and ask questions about his technique and style and his current exhibition “Stories Within” on display at Sparks Gallery through December 30, 2016. Continue reading