Free & Cheap Things to Do in San Diego – Art Walk Liberty Station

I love art and I love free things to do whilst on holiday so when I discovered that Art Walk was happening at Liberty Station, San Diego I was extremely excited, as it coincided perfectly with my road trip in August. This is a free attraction where 100s of artists display their work in the historical setting of Arts District Point Loma.

naval weapons at point loma
Art Walk is an annual event that has been running for more than a decade and also takes place in Carlsbad and in Little Italy at different times of the year, although charges may apply there. You can experience art of all types: sculptures, photography, canvas, oil, etc., and some live music too.  Mooch around the stalls watching the artists work and stop for a chat to admire and hopefully buy some of their work. There are several museums in Arts District who waive their entrance fee during art walk and of course, there are places to eat, drink or just sit in the Californian sunshine.

Today I would love to share with you some of my favourite artists, who all gave permission for their art and stand to be photographed for this blog.

Clovis (Jerry Clovis Art & Music) was the first artist that I came across and I was mesmerised by this piece, not just because I love music but if you look closely you will see there is so much more to this piece than originally meets the eye. I spent a long time chatting with Jerry as he explained his art background and thoughts behind his work. An absolutely fascinating chap.

canvas art of black and white instruments
Look closely and see what you find
selection of canvas art by Clovis seascapes
More Clovis Art

Next up was Michael Summers who paints mostly nature with an explosion of colour. You can’t help but smile when you look at his work, and be in awe as you watch him work. It gives you a real feel-good factor. Later during the holiday, I discovered more of Michael’s work in the form of Street Art in Carlsbad San Diego and I’m sure you can imagine how much more impressive it was to see the whole of the building covered in his art. (I will share more from the Carlsbad and Oceanside Street Art Tour in another blog.)

Michael Summers painting an owl canvas with more in background
Michael Summers explosions of colour

There were many types of art featured with something for all price tags. Lots of the sculptures were huge pieces for a luxury home or garden but a stall featuring tabletop designs caught my eye. There was something eccentrically English about them. Do check out the Teyros Collection by Cindy Teyro and read about how she individually hand makes each one.

pots and vases from they teyros collection by cindy teyro
Individually handmade pots, vases, and teapots from Cindy Teyro

And sadly I didn’t get the contact for the next artist but I just thought how the lady with the bicycle would have made a perfect subject for one of her paintings.

stall at artwalk san diego artist and lady with bike

I have many  more posts to share with you about San Diego that will include:

Tourist attractions
Free and cheap things to do and see
Restaurant and hotel reviews

You may like to read about:

Patriot Speedboat and San Diego Cruises
USS Midway, Seaport Village and Embarcadero
Cabrillo Monument Point Loma

or look at more photos from San Diego on my Instagram grid or in my Facebook photo albums.


art walk tents san diego
Art Walk Liberty Station Point Loma San Diego

6 thoughts on “Free & Cheap Things to Do in San Diego – Art Walk Liberty Station

    • I was concerned about the heat as we don’t usually go in August. Tbh it was perfect. Some days in the 80s but usually in the 70s. It’s pretty constant all year. It gets much hotter inland but by the sea it’s perfect.

      And yes Michael Summers is amazing.


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