Launch of Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

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Launch of Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

Let Your Soul Soar this October in San Diego’s North County and join us for the launch of Open Your Hearts to North County Arts at Art Walk Carlsbad.

•Enjoy – Dance, Music, Visual Art, Spoken Word and Theater
•Select – events from the NCAN calendar
•Share – diverse experiences

produced by North County Arts Network
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Launch of the promotion will be held at ArtWalk Carlsbad on Sat-Sun, Sept 22-23, 2018 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 and thousands are expected to attend.Our exhibiting artist showing in the NCAN booth at ArtWalk is portrait painter Laura ConverseShe aims to help you to better understand the uniqueness of “you” and  sharpen your view of the face. She invites you to draw a portrait of yourself!  Using a template and pencil, you will trace a quick 10 minute sketch, be your own creative self and produce a special drawing. No previous experience is necessary; you will receive easy instructions from a talented teacher.

North County Arts Network (NCAN) will provide a diverse line-up of local performing artists to entertain attendees during the first hour of each day at the inaugural ArtWalk in Carlsbad.  ArtWalk Carlsbad is the launch for Open Your Hearts to North County Arts where poarking is FREE and abundant.

The Saturday line-up opens with MiraCosta Community College Theater students, Skylar Beckett and McKenna Foote, who will provide dramatic vignettes of THIS HURTS from Almost Maine and SURE THING from All in the Timing. Beckett and Foote have been performing together for over 5 years. Many events at MiraCosta are open to the public. Check these out at

Next on the agenda will be LITVAKdance, a North County based contemporary modern dance company, whose mission is to develop programming that will engage a wide-range of audience members through community engagement, concert style dance and educational programming.  Litvak company members Ashley Akhavan, Beverly Johnson, and Emily Miller with guest performer Issa Hourani will perform in both group and solo numbers. LITVAKdance founder, Sadie Weinberg, takes contemporary dance to a fresh and innovative level in our County.  Learn more at

The Bad Carls, a local alternative pop acoustic band, will supply musical entertainment both days. Kate Battenfeld, the music teacher at Buena Vista Elementary School and Vocalist and Guitarist for the Bad Carls, will perform solo on Saturday. On Sunday, Battenfeld will be joined by her band mates, Ken Moran, singing and playing percussion and Steve Galfano, singing and playing guitar.  Like them on Facebook, at

Sunday’s line-up continues with a dance presentation by Emily Miller from The Performing Arts Workshop (PAW) in Encinitas. PAW has been offering high-caliber dance training to the greater San Diego dance community since 1996. Their studio is a safe, inclusive environment for everyone from the dance appreciator to the professional dancer. PAW enables each student to reach his or her full potential through hard work, encouragement, discipline, individual focus, dance education, correct technical training, creativity, and artistry. For more info:

Concluding the North County Arts Network performing arts offering on Sunday, will be the Stratacapellas.  The audience will be astounded by the vocal maturity of these young singers. This amazingly talented group, coached by Katie Gardner, will perform several recognizable pop songs acapella including “No” by Megan Trainor and “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine.

Come by and share some great performing arts experiences at the first ArtWalk Carlsbad!

September 22 2018


Start: September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am
End: September 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA United States

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