SPECIAL EVENT: Sparks Summer Showcase
This July, Sparks Gallery will transform into a collaborative space to showcase several other San Diego galleries under one roof in a short-term take-over of Sparks Gallery.
Sparks Gallery owner Sonya Sparks explains, “Our aim through this collaborative pop up is to bring together a diverse community of local arts agents into a unified, collective effort to showcase the full range of talent that each gallery represents. Think of it as a mini fair. Because we usually hold a takeover event for Comic Con each July, and Comic Con was cancelled for the second year in a row, we wanted to pull our art community together during this difficult time.”
This in-person exclusive event (not available online) will adhere to current state and city regulations at the time of the event. RSVPs are required for opening day HERE.
EXHIBITION DATES: July 10 – July 30, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: July 10, 11am – 7pm
(RSVPs are required for opening day)
HOST GALLERY: SPARKS GALLERY will be featuring work from its represented artists for this mini art show. Sparks Gallery exhibits and sells original Contemporary Artwork primarily by Southern California artists. With a focus on surreal and impressionistic artwork, the gallery curates towards emotive works in themes ranging from portraiture and figurative to landscape and conceptual. Located in the Sterling Hardware Building in the Gaslamp Quarter District of downtown San Diego, Sparks Gallery serves as a premier mid-sized event venue for both public and private gatherings. Social: @sparksgallery
ARREDON ART: Since 2013, Arredon Art has been dedicated to exhibiting artists from around the world. Representing a solid stable of both established and emerging artists. Arredon Art curates a dynamic exhibition program that focuses on expressionism through paintings and sculpture as well as cutting-edge contemporary art. Gallery is based in San Diego, California in the historic district of Bankers Hill. Arredon Art is part of the ENA art group with a mission – To Inspire. To Inform. To Give Back.
FRESH PAINT GALLERY: At two years old, Fresh Paint is La Jolla’s youngest gallery focused on work by emerging artists and features artists from around the corner and around the globe. Owner and curator Dr. Deborah Williams has over fifteen years experience curating in India and the US, always with a focus on the innovative and unexpected.
THUMBPRINT GALLERY: Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly and pop-up exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary pop culture, nostalgia, urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an eclectic and engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.
VISUAL GALLERY + DESIGN: VISUAL gallery+design is a contemporary art gallery that exhibits emerging and established artists. It also serves as a formal office for art and design projects. VISUAL offers customized artwork and murals, interior design and event entertainment, such as live art or interactive murals.
SALAZAR FINE ART: Alejandro Rojas Salazar is the founder of multiple art galleries and projects including Alexander Salazar Fine Art, WHITE BOX CONTEMPORARY, Salazar Artist-in-Residence Program, and most recently Houston Art Advisory. He is a dedicated art collector and philanthropist – donating many original works of art to various charities and causes in California. For this exhibit, he is showcasing his own Impact Series inspired by nature and mood.