Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

Open Your Hearts to North County Arts: October, 2018

The North County Arts Network is excited to announce a North County wide promotion of arts and culture from inland Fallbrook to Poway and coastal Oceanside to La Jolla coming this fall. Our goal is to build public awareness. We have chosen October to coordinate with National Arts and Humanity month. We will do this In the following ways:

  • Led by our Steering Committee of Arts Leaders, we will combine our over 200 visual and performing arts resources by motivating them to hold events in October and to collaborate with local businesses.
  • A concerted campaign to announce this promotion including special flyers, website promotion, social media feeds, e-blasts, videos and word of mouth will take full advantage of the media partner San Diego Visual Arts Network which gets one million hits a year.  Presentations will be made to civic and community organizations, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
  •  Launch of the promotion will be held at  ArtWalk Carlsbad on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive where we will have a booth and our members will be invited to perform samples of their performances on the event stage. There will be chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more. This is a ticketed event but numbers at other ARTWalk runs into the thousands.
  •  The Forum at Carlsbad’s (1923 Calle Barcelona) Art Rhythm & Wine Festival is an opportunity for 55 select artisan wine and food vendors to hold a silent auction with the proceeds going to NCAN. This event on Oct 20 and 21St, 2018  will also highlight some or our performing and visual arts members in a booth to further spread the word about Open Your Hearts to North County Arts.
  • Major media sponsor Art San Diego held Oct 18 to 21, 2018 (at the Wyland Center of the Del Mar Fairgrounds)
  • Studio Ace (EIN # 81-4109420) is the fiscal sponsor for NCAN and 5% will go to its education programming.
  • Our wonderful logo gif is  has been created by Kate Donnelly


  • FOR VENUES: Check that your organization is listed in the NCAN directory and that you know your user name (the email address)  and password. Go to the directory on and do a search for your org. If you don’t know the password look at the email address attached to the listing and you can have a reset password request sent to that email address; if that fails start over with a new listing.  We can delete the old listing for you.  Login and add your event. You have to add an image and mark your event as Visual or Preforming. Remember if you are listing a series of events, the time is the variable on the series for example: 5pm shows are one entry & 7pm would need a duplicate entry regardless of the dates. Contact Patricia 760 943 0148 or  if you need help with this
  • FOR TALENT: We want you to participate in one or both of two exciting venues: ArtWalk Carlsbad Sept 22/23 and Art Rhythm & Wine Festival Oct 20/21. There is visual exhibition space in our free booths at both events and there are stages for performing artists.  Please contact Amanda Ecoff if you are interested in wide exposure for your talent at one or both of these events.
  • FOR SEEKERS OF ARTS AND CULTURE EXPERIENCES: Check out our events calendar for October and put together a party to visit any of the exciting visual and performing arts that are featured.

Our Vision is to invigorate the arts community, enhance quality of life, and encourage prosperity in our region.  By using the power of collective impact, we are leveraging the creative community in the North County San Diego region to maximize support for the arts and to enhance the lives of our residents and visitors.

Our Mission is to ensure that the arts are recognized as vital in the lives of its people by using an innovative vision and collaborative effort to strengthen the arts; to serve, advance, and lead in the maintenance of a diverse network of institutions, businesses, and individuals who work in the arts; to maintain a directory of arts resources and organizations and a calendar of events in the region.

We are grateful to the City Carlsbad Community Grant, San Diego Visual Arts Network, and Synergy Arts Foundation for helping to fund OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO NORTH COUNTY ARTS.