Friday, September 3, 2010

Get a Taste Of University Heights - September 12th!

What is the University Heights Arts Open & the Taste of UH? This is a collaborative event with the University Heights Community Development Corp. and Taste of University Heights. So, get ready for lots of fun, food, and art! It all happens on Sunday, September 12, 2010, from noon to 5 p.m. So, what will be waiting for you in University Heights? What is there to do? Well, you can stroll through the quaint neighborhood while enjoying sample delicacies from some of University Heights diverse restaurants. Then, enjoy a free self guided tour of the arts. The UH Arts Open showcases the works of over 100 new as well as celebrated artists, playwrights, performers and musicians from the San Diego region enlivening the historic University Heights community. The UHAO incorporates local businesses, schools, churches, theaters, and a free shuttle tour of artist studios in the area.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Teachers Annex Building located at the intersection of Park Blvd. and El Cajon Blvd. The grassy open area will serve as the Artwalk area, featuring visual artists of all mediums, as well as historic groups, community groups, the taste ticket will call, free parking and shuttle start. Be sure to stop by the North Park Craft Mafia booth! Members Meagan Rae Designs, Artista Muerta, and Velvet Klaw will all be there to represent! Live music, performances, and theater will be featured across the street at Swedenborg Hall. Some of the participating restaurants include Farmhouse Cafe, Monica's at the Park, Savory Deli, Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, Soltan Banoo, Pizza Gourmet Express, Twiggs, Garden of Eden Organics , Gulf Coast Grill, Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano, Eclipse Chocolat, Pizzeria Luigi, Pomegranate, Petrushka, and Apertivo.

Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary color program of the Taste and UHAO exhibits —including participating restaurants, artwork, and a walking/shuttle tour map. You can get one at the event at the information booths, or online at Catch a free shuttle that will take you on your Taste and artist studio tour throughout the day. The cost for the Taste tickets is $15 in advance or $20 the day of event. This includes entry to raffles with prizes! The UH Arts Open is FREE! Bring your wallet, though, as you’re sure to find some great items to purchase! We hope to see you there!

When: September 12, 2010 , Noon - 5pm Where: Arts Open Artwalk & Taste ‘will call’ begins at the Teachers Annex Building: Park Blvd/El Cajon blvd. 4100 Normal Street San Diego, CA 92103 Reception: Friday, September 10th, 7-9pm Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Ave San Diego CA 92103 Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit

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