SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2013) - Every first Sunday beginning April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the art and food worlds will come together for Art a la Carte at the Aventine, home to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo. The monthly pop-up art series is produced in partnership with ArtWalk San Diego, producer of San Diego's original fine art festivals, including Mission Federal ArtWalk on April 27 and 28 in Little Italy and ArtWalk @NTC Liberty Station on August 24 and 25.
Foodies and art lovers are invited to come together to immerse themselves in San Diego's thriving fine art and dining scene. The intimate street festival-inspired event will showcase the work of noted artists, performers and musicians. Patrons of the Aventine's restaurants can stroll along the lifestyle center's "restaurant row," take in the sights and sounds and then stop in to the eateries to enjoy happy hour and restaurant specials. Restaurant reservations are strongly recommended. Visit www.aventine.com for more information.
"We're excited to add this element of entertainment to the Aventine," said Travis Gorzeman, manager of the Aventine. "And, we are proud to partner with ArtWalk to present this creative Sunday evening experience."
Featured Artists and Performers for Sunday, April 7:
- Tom Griesgraber - One of the few full-time Chapman Stick players in the world, his music and skill on his unusual 12-string guitar/bass/synth hybrid mesmerizes audiences and music industry pros alike.
- Christopher M. - A painter of chefs: Christopher M.'s paintings capture the foodie scene, focusing on food and the artistry of the chefs who create it.
- Duke Windsor - His latest works are acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings inspired by the theme of "Men at Work."
- Mark Jesinoski - An abstract painter who focuses on the theme of water as a metaphor for change.
- Moni Blom - The creator of one-of-a-kind stoneware sculptures and wall pieces.
- Shay Davis - Through his complex paintings, he provides powerful emotional responses to a world of real and fantasy stimuli.
- Todd Howe - A painter who uses bold color and lots of detail to transport the viewer to another place.
- Michael Flohr - With a painting style called "urban impressionism," Michael is truly a rising star of the art world.
- Norm Daniels - Inspired by Southern California, he is known for his "plein air" paintings of surfing scenes and familiar San Diego sights.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Aventine to showcase art and fine dining in the same venue," said Sandi Cottrell, managing director of the Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk @NTC Liberty Station. "Artists will be on hand, creating their artwork before your eyes. Guests are encouraged to interact with the artists in this perfect backdrop for art, music and food. Art a la Carte is a preview of Mission Federal ArtWalk featuring some of our festival's top artists alongside the unforgettable sounds of Tom Griesgraber's music."
About The Aventine
Aventine is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building, Truluck's, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Cafe Japengo, The Melting Pot and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the "Golden Triangle" between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego. For more information, visit www.aventine.com or socialize with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk San Diego
In its 29th year in 2013, Mission Federal ArtWalk is Southern California's largest fine art festival and takes place in April. With its backdrop of San Diego's hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood, ArtWalk marks the arrival of Spring each year as it fills the streets with more than 350 visual artists, 30-plus performance troupes and interactive art activities for families at KidsWalk. Mission Federal ArtWalk is free to attendees. www.missionfederalartwalk.org
Formerly known as ArtWalk on the Bay, ArtWalk @NTC takes place in a stunning park setting at NTC Liberty Station in late August. The festival celebrates both visual and performing arts in the historic and lovely setting of NTC's Ingram Plaza. More than 160 visual artists, a full musical performance lineup and art for families are in store for attendees of the free public festival. www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc