Saturday, December 11, 2010

Support the Arts in San Diego - Don't Let The City Council Make Cuts to Art Programs!

The SDNPCM supports all the arts in our city. Member Velvet Klaw has recently become a part of the NTC family with the recent opening of the new studio space in Barracks 19. We encourage all our crafty friends to attend this meeting!

Councilmember DeMaio Schedules December 14 Budget Town Hall at NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District: Proposes Cuts to Arts Funding

Dear San Diego Arts and Culture Colleagues:

You may have heard about the proposal from San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio to significantly cut arts and culture funding in his “Roadmap to Recovery.”
You can read about the cuts at Voice of San Diego (The proposed cuts to arts and culture come on page 37 of the Roadmap PDF.)

Councilmember DeMaio is holding a series of public Budget Town Halls to brief San Diegans on the Road to Recovery plan, answer questions and listen to their ideas.

A Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 from 6pm to 8pm at the NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. The Command Center is in the heart of the city’s planned 26-building Civic, Arts and Cultural District at the former Naval Training Center.

Already 7 buildings are renovated and are home to over 40 Civic, Arts and Cultural organizations and artists - many of which will be impacted by the Councilmember’s proposed cuts.

Representatives from arts and cultural organizations are encouraged to attend the Forum and can RSVP at Roadmap to Recovery Facebook Page and click the "I'm Attending" button in the upper right corner.

In advance of the Town Hall, on Thursday, December 9 at 10 AM, These Days on KPBS will air a segment about this discussion. Dalouge Smith, CEO of San Diego Youth Symphony and outgoing Chair of San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition, and Seema Sueko, Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, will be on air.

Please tune in (89.5 FM or ), and feel free to call in to join the conversation.

Alan Ziter, Executive Director
NTC Foundation
2801 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92106
619 573-9315 - phone
619 764-4995 - fax for the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanks for coming out to our Holiday Hit List!

Thank you to everyone that showed up at our Holiday Hit List 2010! We had a great time, and I sure hope you did, too. An extra special big thank you to our shoppers that showed up early to get a chance at grabbing one of the swag bags! We enjoyed ourselves, meeting all of our vendors in person and getting a chance to do a little shopping of our own. Our Holiday Hit List was a success and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Our write up in the Union Tribune!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Learn About Polymer Clay at Tomorrow's Holiday Hit List!

So, you love to shop from local artists and crafters? Why not try a new craft? Polymer clay artist, Maria Villegas, will be hosting a demo from noon to 2 pm at our Holiday Hit List! Maria is a local artist who creates fantastic things from polymer clay and is a member of the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild. Maria not only makes jewelry, but also fun figurines and kaleidoscopes! Bring some clay, if you have it, and get ready to create! We'll have some clay for you to try out if this is all new to you. Don't be shy, jump in and DIY!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Swag Bag Preview For The Holiday Hit LIst!

The Holiday Hit List is almost here! This Sunday December 5th, the doors open at noon and the first 100 shoppers arriving at our Holiday Hit List show will be lucky enough to get a very cool swag bag filled with goodies and coupons from our members and our talented vendors. The bags this year are super fabulous, screenprinted by our own Velvet Klaw. The bags are bright red with black trim, reusable and eco-friendly, great for craft show shopping!

Inside your swag bags from our members are sparkly pencils from Velvet Klaw, silk card holders from Belle Pepper, puzzle piece hair clips from Meagan Rae Designs, skull and rose pinback buttons from Artista Muerta. Some of the bags contain extra special packets of craft supplies from Belle Pepper and Dancing Bear Indian Trader. Vendors that have contributed swag are Paloma Plane - pretty bags, pins and card holders, Clever Knits -coupons and one random bag includes a special class gift certificate, Tora Jewelry - lovely hand stamped bookmarks, Attic 802 - sparkly beaded bracelets, Papa Designs - sticker gift lables, Little Partridge - adorable bow hair clips, A Scrap of Time - beautiful hand made holidays cards, and valuable coupons from Acute Designs and TaBou Treasures.

The doors open at noon, but get there early so you don't miss out! See you there!