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Gaslamp Quarter San Diego Events Calendar [2021]

Gas Lamp Quarter

Gaslamp District, by Artist Lee Sie The Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of downtown San Diego. Dining, shops, and local favorites showcase what San Diego has to offer. This area of town is also one of the safest. The crime rate is fourteen percent lower than the national average, making for a great nightlife. Its […]

How to Coordinate with Event Vendors

Woman Serving Appetizers

When planning an event, whether it be a wedding or a business meeting, there can be an overwhelming number of vendors to choose from. Coordinating these vendors can be a massive part of your event planning. Sparks Gallery offers this guide for helpful tips to coordinate best with your event vendors.  Before you dig into the […]

Impact Events Real Estate Investing Seminar

Sparks Gallery Sign in Fall

Impact Events hosted a two day seminar in real estate investing. Chairs were provided by Raphael’s party rentals, arranged theatre-style facing a guest lecturer who used a projector and projection screen provided by the gallery. On the morning of day one, fruit and small pastries were arranged by Eco Catering. Mid-day, a lunch buffet of […]

UC Berkeley Architectural & Environmental Planning Corporate Reception

Sparks Gallery Sign at Dusk

The Architectural & Environmental Planning department at UC Berkeley hosted an event in the gallery to celebrate the department’s achievements in relation to an environmental conference held at the San Diego Convention Center. Upon arrival, the guests greeted one another and enjoyed tray-passed hors d’oeuvres. The bar served a custom beverage package highlighting a Cedar […]

INSTALLATION: Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures

INSTALLATION: Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures

Created by Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein, the minds behind SIEN COLLECTIVE, Requiem for (our) Mother Natures is a new installation at Sparks Gallery consisting of 200 flowers hand sewn from found/recycled clear plastic meticulously hung into a cloud shaped form. Each flower is approximately 12” x 12”x 12” and is suspended by multicolored thread […]

Degas Dinner: Sparks Gallery Four-Year Anniversary

Degas Dinner: Sparks Gallery Four-Year Anniversary

Gallery guests were invited for a special seated dinner inspired by impressionist painter Edgar Degas. The gallery incorporated early 20th century Parisian design themes with custom florals by Adorations Botanical Artistry. The use of typha grass, bleached eryngium, and clematis pods paired with cut crystal glassware (via Hostess Haven) created an elegant and polished look […]

ILEA Breakfast

ILEA Breakfast

This exclusive breakfast was for San Diego’s chapter of the International Live Events Association, planned by Destination Concepts. Tables and chairs were set up in the front of the gallery with a projector and projection screen setup for an intimate and elegant presentation. Our partners at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center prepared a […]

Five-Year Anniversary Cake Walk Celebration

Five-Year Anniversary Cake Walk Celebration

For our five-year gallery anniversary, we envisioned combining artwork with cake performances featuring notable artists Optimus Volts, ManRabbit, Alexander Arshansky, and Duke Windsor.  The event was a great success, as top collectors, supporters, friends, and neighbors gathered to watch as the artists decorated cakes in their own artistic style. The gallery space was transformed with […]

The 10 Best Corporate Event Spaces In San Diego

Business man dressed for San Diego corporate event

It seems like there are a million details that contribute to planning the perfect corporate event. Depending on the type of event, there can be so many small moving parts, working with catering, attendee list management and communication with guests , and more. It’s also true, however, that there is nothing more essential to an […]

The Best San Diego Museums [2021]

San Diego Museum of Man

Whether you’re planning a trip to San Diego or have been residing there for years, there’s no shortage of museums to visit in the bustling city. The weather is always beautiful, but sometimes having a day indoors can make some great, lasting memories.  From historic to cultural, the San Diego museums culture has a little […]