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The 12th annual UH Arts Open/Taste of University Heights event is both a creative and culinary arts celebration happening Sunday, November 12th from 11 to 4 p.m., in University Heights. The Taste of UH is a self guided walking tour of delectable delights showcases mouthwatering cuisines from prominent and diverse restaurants and eateries from noon-3pm.  Taste tickets are $20 in advance or $25 event day. Limited tickets are available so get yours before they sell out! Free trolley service escorts guests along the route.

The second part is the UH Arts Open. The University Heights Arts Open is one-of-a-kind event that celebrates art in all its forms, and doesn't charge you a penny. The Open features works and talks by painters, sculptors, potters, dancers, poets and musicians. Visitors can visit studios, check out exhibitions, chat with the artistes and watch performances. The participating establishments and troupes are worth spending time on.

 Pick up an event map to visit the open artist studios in the area. Artists are exhibiting in businesses and restaurants along and around Park Blvd.

The UH Arts Open hours are 11-4pm with free shuttle service from noon-3pm.

Presented by the UH Community Development Corporation and the University Heights Art Association, in partnership with, UH Community Association, El Cajon Blvd Business Improvement Association, UH Historical Society, Save Our Heritage Organisation, and the Athenaeum.

When: November 12, 2017 from 11-4pm

Where: Arts Open & Taste ticket ‘will call’ booth location:Buddha’s Light Bookstore-Tea Room 4538 Park Blvd San Diego 92116

Cost: UH Arts OpenFREE

Taste tickets:$20 in advance/$25 day of event and includes raffles with prizes.

To purchase advanced tickets:

 UHCDC office 619-297-3166  or online www.UHCDC.org

Tickets are limited, so purchase before the event sells out!

Contact: 619-508-4075  or 619-297-3166  for Taste of UH information

Download 2016 Program

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CELEBRATE ARTS - FOOD - HISTORY IN UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010  

The 5th annual UH Arts Open/Taste of University Heights event is a three-part creative arts, culinary and centennial celebration happening Sunday, September 12th from Noon to 5 p.m., in University Heights. The first part is the Taste of UH. This self guided walking tour of delectable delights showcases mouthwatering cuisines from 17 prominent and diverse restaurants and eateries from noon-3pm.  Taste tickets are $15 in advance or $20 event day. Limited tickets are available so get yours before they sell out! Free trolley service escorts guests along the route.

The second part is the UH Arts Open. The University Heights Arts Open is one-of-a-kind event that celebrates art in all its forms, and doesn't charge you a penny. The Open features works and talks by painters, sculptors, potters, dancers, poets and musicians. Visitors can visit studios, check out exhibitions, chat with the artistes and watch performances. The participating establishments and troupes are worth spending time on.

The grassy area in front of the Historic Teachers Training Building Annex 1 at 4100 Normal Street is the starting point for the events and the will call booth for the Taste of UH.  The Arts Open is also situated on that site and  features 40 booths of visual artists of all mediums including painting, photography, art glass, sculpture, jewelry, and mixed media, as well as historic groups, community groups and free parking. 

As a third component of the event,  the community is celebrating the 100th birthday of the 1910 State Normal School Training Building (Annex 1) with presentations by several public officials between 3 and 4 p.m.  The building served as the training facility for the State Normal School, the forerunner of the present San Diego State University.  Future teachers were trained in classroom procedures under real-life conditions.  In 1931 it was transferred to San Diego City Schools when the Normal School was moved to Montezuma Mesa.  The building served as the Alice Birney Elementary School until a new elementary school was built in 1952.  Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 by the University Heights Historical Society through the efforts of historian Alex Bevil,  the University Library Task Force and the University Heights Community Development Corp. have been actively pursuing the adaptive reuse of the building into a joint use University Heights Branch Library with the City and the San Diego Unified School District.

At Campus and Tyler Streets easily accessible from the back of the school property,  Swedenborg Hall spotlights art in a historic setting with selected works from playwright in residence, Kevin Six, free live music from Jim Tomkins-, Tim Flood, Jim Tomkins MacLaine & in aChord, Jason Connors, Loose Time Jazz Trio, and flamenco performance from Makiko Sanchez & Group Flamenco Ensemble.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library/School of the Arts presents an open house with student art exhibit and life drawing demonstration.   Free Admission to the JA Cooley Museum for the Taste of University Heights and the UH Arts Open. On display are over two dozen automobiles from 1886 through 1933, along with 25 categories of antiques represented by collections.

Open artists studios this year include BorrelliSpace studio artists and neighborhood studios: Jo Caldwell, Chris Schaie, Paul Stolte Designs, Mario Torero/Guillermo Acevedo. The UH Arts Open hours are noon-5pm with free trolley service.

Be sure to attend the free reception for the Arts Open/Taste of UH on Friday, September 10th from 7-9pm at Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Street. Live music with the Love Birds featuring Veronica May and Lindsay White. Preorder your  advance tickets to the Taste of UH at the reception at a reduced cost.  For more information about the Taste of UH/UH Arts Open view websites: UHarts.org & uhcdc.org. Call 619-297-3166 for $15 early bird Taste of UH tickets.

Some of the participating restaurants include:  Farmhouse Cafe, Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, Soltan Banoo, Twiggs, Monica's at the Park, Pizza Gourmet Express, Eclipse Chocolat, Bruno's, Small Bar, El Zarape, Pizziera Luigi, Savory Deli, Garden of Eden Organics, Pomegranate, Petrushka, Apertivo, and Gulf Coast Grill.

Presented by the UH Community Development Corporation and the University Heights Art Association, in partnership with, UH Community Association, El Cajon Blvd Business Improvement Association, Swedenborgian Church of San Diego, UH Historical Society, Save Our Heritage Organisation, San Diego Unified School Board and the Athenaeum.

Sponsored by realtor Mary Anne Stevens, UH Community Association, Friends of the UH Library, Direct to Press, Mosiac Milieu by Brigette, and Mario Torero.

When: September 12, 2010 from noon-5pm

Where: Arts Open & Taste ‘will call’ begins at the Grounds of the historic Annex Building: 4100 Normal St. San DiegoCA 92103

Cost: UH Arts OpenFREE

Taste tickets:$15 in advance/$20 day of event and includes raffles with prizes.

To purchase advanced tickets:

 UHCDC office 619-297-3166 or at the Art/Food Fusion reception at Swedenborg Hall on Friday, Sepember 10th 7-9pm.

Tickets are limited, so purchase before the event sells out.

Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit www.UHarts.org 

 

Press Release August 10, 2010                              For Immediate Release

For photos:http://uharts.org/pictures.htm click here to Download 2010 Program

For a list of participating restaurants/artists/performers:http://uharts.com/TasteofUH.htm


Art/Food Fusion Reception on Friday, September 10, 2010 7-9pm @ Swedenborg Hall : 1531 Tyler Ave SD 92103.

Artists use “Food” or “Taste Of” theme as their subject matter for art.  This years University Heights’ 

“Art/Food Fusion” theme is wide-ranging and fun! The (art/fusion) creations will make their first public appearance along 

with the representative work of other participants at the September 10th preview party at Swedenborg Hall (two days before the “Taste Of University Heights” & ‘5th annual UH Arts Open’ events).  

 

Refreshments provided by Pizza Gourmet Express, Ross Lopez, Trader Joes and local establishments

Free and open to the public!

Live music with the Love Birds: Veronica May and Lindsay White

Pre order your Taste of UH tickets  for a discount ($15ea.) during the reception

2009 Art Foodies! Reception September 4th!

In celebration of the Arts, University Heights, and Food, artists in and around University Heights are using “Foodie” or “Taste Of” theme as their subjectmatter for art!   This years University Heights’ “Taste Of” themeis wide-ranging and fun! 

The(art-foodie) creations will make its first public appearance along with the representative work other participants at theSeptember 4th preview party at Swedenborg Hall (2 weeks before the “Taste Of”and 'Arts Open' UH event).


Artists chosen for ArtFoodies 2009 are MarioTorero, Jo Caldwell, Bret J. Barrett, Irene Corey, Midge Hyde, Hanna Tawater, Ron Johnston, Weston Riffle, Diana Fowler, Lisa Venditelli, Kim Crickard, MolyX: an international Moleskine exchange.            

All are invited to the Friday, September4th reception at Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Ave, from 7-9pm. Welcome musicians, dancers, actors, visual and studio artists participating in thecombined UH Arts Open and Taste of UH event and guests.

Refreshments provided by Pizza Gourmet Express and local establishments. 

 

Live music by Wendy Bailey.

Preorder your Taste of UH tickets at the Art Foodies reception at a reduced cost. Limited tickets are available!

For more information, contact UHArts Association at 619-508-4075, www.UHArts.org or UHCDC office at (619)297-3166.


Press Release June 13,2008                              For Immediate Release

       Janet Tiger's play, THE TOWEL LADY,     Madara Hill,        Open Studio photo credit Ricardo Vela

University Heights Arts Open                         

September 6-7, 2008, Noon-5pm                                                       www.UHarts.org

San Diego, CA -June 2008The 3rd annual, University Heights Arts Open (UHAO) is a free self guided tour of the arts. The weekend festival 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 event spans a 2 mile radius incorporating businesses, schools, churches, theaters, and a shuttle tour of over twenty artist studios in the area.

A complimentary color brochure of the UHAO exhibits —including photos of artwork and a walking/trolley tour map is produced and available to visitors.  The program includes a schedule listing times and locations of the performances by the diverse collection of musicians, performers and writers.  Birney Academy of International Studies’s outdoor facilities (4345 Campus Ave) serves as the starting point for the tour featuring San Diego visual artists, chalk artists, student artwork exhibitions and activities. A block down the street, at the historic Swedenborg Hall, features visual artists, musicians, performers, and live theater.

Free shuttle service will assist the visitors on their tour throughout the day. Program maps will be available online at www.UHarts.org.

Opening reception is on August 15th at Swedenborg Hall featuring live music and artwork display and previewing Art Rocks (artist river rock project to celebrate neighborhoods 120th anniversary).

Presented by the University Heights Art Association, in partnership with Birney Academy of International Studies, Swedenborgian Church of San Diego, UH Community Association, UHCDC, El Cajon Blvd Business Improvement Association, Diversionary Theatre and the Athenaeum.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo, Realtor Mary Ann Stevens, Smart Levels Media, and Birney Academy PTA

When: September 6-7, 2008

Time: Noon-5pm

Where: 4345 Campus Ave San Diego CA 92103

Cost: FREE

Parking: FREE

Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit www.UHarts.org

For this years artists, musicians, and performers, & images see: http://uharts.com/UHAOparticipants2008.htm

 

 DOWNLOAD UHAO 2008 PROGRAM

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2008 ARTS OPEN ART ROCKS! -

       

artist:  d.goth            patti fox ''Colors of Children'          dark vomit      Sherry Krulle-Beaton   

ART ROCKS

In celebration of the Arts and University Heights 120th anniversary, artists will turn large river rocks (which are the neighborhoods signature building element) into works of art to be displayed at September’s 3rd annual UH ARTS OPEN.  The smooth river stones are a symbol and a ubiquitous architectural feature of University Heights and make a fitting natural canvas or unique medium for the creativity and variety of artists.

The ART ROCKS!  art pieces will make their first public appearance on the August 15th  preview party at Swedenborg Hall along with other representative pieces of participating artists.   The ART ROCKS! project is intended as a fund raiser for University Heights 2008 Arts OPEN,  and so UHAA will cheerfully accept any free-will donation from contributing artists. 

Artists chosen for ArtRocks 2008 are Amber Pierce, Brandie Maddalena, Carolyn Butler, d. goth, Dark Vomit, Diana Fowler, Duke Windsor, Jo Caldwell, Josie Rodriguez, Kaja Laustsen, Mario Torero, Matt Spangler, Midge Hyde, Patti Fox, Ricardo Vela, Sherry Krulle-Beaton, and Weston Riffle.

Live music by Korrie Paliotto and artwork exhibitions from participating UH Arts Open 2008 artists.

When: August 15, 2008

Time: 7pm-9pm

Where: Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Ave San Diego CA 92103

Cost: FREE

Parking: FREE

Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit www.UHarts.org

Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit www.UHarts.org

To view last years project click here

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Press Release August 20, 2007                            For Immediate Release

EGGstravaganza project/ part of University Heights Arts Open

Ongoing through September 16, 2007                                                   www.uharts.org

San Diego, CA -August 2007: This year in celebration of the ARTS, over a dozen local San Diego artists will turn real ostrich eggs into works of art to be displayed at the 2nd Annual University Heights ARTS OPEN.

The EGGS will make their first public appearance on August 9th at a preview party at the Lafayette Hotel, prior to being on display at Designs in Shell Gallery (2754 Calhoun Street, in the heart of Plaza Del Pasado in Old Town).

Eggs will then be available for a silent auction at Swedenborg Hall on the second day of the ARTS weekend, Sunday September 16th, located at 1531 Tyler St, San Diego, CA 92103.  

The project, a fundraiser for University Heights 2008 ARTS OPEN and their elementary school art program, is patterned after events such as Cows on Parade in Chicago and Painted Ponies in Temecula. The Ostrich is the symbol and mascot for UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, and the egg a fitting symbol for the creativity of artists.

Artists selected for EGGStravaganza: Amber Pierce, Alexis Archibald, Carla Friedrich, Dorothy Annette, Eddie Henderson, Frank Casciani, Jim Hammond, Joseph Bennett, Linda Wood Feldman, Mario Torero, Melody Wolder, Midge Hyde,  Randy "RD" Riccoboni,  Scott Nespor, and Weston Riffle.

Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit www.uharts.org

High resolution images available on request

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University Heights Arts Open 

September 15-16  2007

Noon-6pm

 ●visual arts● musicians ●writers ●performing arts●

photo credit: Simon Loli 2006

Opening Reception and EGGStravaganza preview: August 9, 2007. 6-8pm; Mississippi Ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel

UH Arts Open event and EGGStravaganza:  September 15-16 2007, Noon-6pm

 

    

Ricardo Valdez Sanchez' exhibit, Janet Tiger's play, THE TOWEL LADY, and Charlotte Mitchell's glass work

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Public Art ExhibitEGGStravaganza to coincide with UH Arts Open 2007*

    

    Two Arts Open studios, Rayna Coller--Flamenco Dancer, and Miss Shirley

 

      

Axle Hair Labor Artist: David Russell Talbott        Hitch Couture   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006    Artist: Dorothy Annette   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006

University Heights Arts Open 

September 15-16  2007

Noon-6pm

 ●visual arts● musicians ●writers ●performing arts●

photo credit: Simon Loli 2006

Opening Reception and EGGStravaganza preview: August 9, 2007. 6-8pm; Mississippi Ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel

UH Arts Open event and EGGStravaganza:  September 15-16 2007, Noon-6pm

 

    

Ricardo Valdez Sanchez' exhibit, Janet Tiger's play, THE TOWEL LADY, and Charlotte Mitchell's glass work

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Public Art ExhibitEGGStravaganza to coincide with UH Arts Open 2007*

    

    Two Arts Open studios, Rayna Coller--Flamenco Dancer, and Miss Shirley

 

      

Axle Hair Labor Artist: David Russell Talbott        Hitch Couture   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006    Artist: Dorothy Annette   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006

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