Art Around Adams began with Normal Heights' artists and business owners getting together at a local coffee house to create an event that would focus on the exhibition of local art in business storefronts. They realized that there were a number of art studios (comprised of very talented and internationally known artists), a framing shop, coffee houses, antique stores, and gift shops within walking distance that would make great venue for displaying art. With this realization, Art Around Adams was born.
On April 3, 2004, with a limited budget from businesses and artists, Art Around Adams was launched. The first event was considered a major success, with audience estimates at over 300. Over time a trolley was added to provide free transportation along the Avenue, an event staple to this day. Since it's incarnation it evolved into the much loved "Comedy Trolley," entertaining guests up & down the avenue.
In 2008, Adam Rosen of Walk the Walk and Exodus Studios came on as the event organizer.
Adam Rosen, founder of Walk the Walk Presents… has created Exodus Studios, an event production company deeply rooted in the arts and music scene within San Diego. Exodus Studios foremost goal is to highlight the gems of culture within San Diego through events. Exodus Studios also produces the quarterly event "Sight & Sound".
For more information, visit www.Exodus-Studios.com
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 30, 2012 - Exodus Studios, an events production company, announced today that the ninth annual "Art Around Adams 2012," a music and art walk extending 2 miles on Adams Avenue is happening on June 2 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A free and family-friendly event, Art Around Adams 2012 will showcase numerous visual and performance artists, stretching from Oregon street in Normal Heights to Vista street in Kensington. More than 100 businesses will "evolve" into art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day.
The event has new extended hours and will kickoff at 2pm with introductions from Mayor Jerry Sanders, Coucilmember Todd Gloria, and other surprise guests followed by a meet & greets with them. Some of the music acts you'll see are The Burning of Rome, Black Sands, 321Stereo, Christian Taylor and the Hollerin, Wendy Bailey, Ugly Boogie, Colin Clyne and Friends, Neon Cough, Scott Mathiasen & The Shifty Eyed Dogs, amongst many more.
"This years event has new extended hours, new art installations, and in general a higher caliber of quality," said Adam Rosen, founder of Exodus Studios. "You'll be hard pressed not to see & feel the difference as you enter the world of Art Around Adams 2012."
According to Rosen, Art Around Adams premiered in 2004 and has grown to generate over 15,000 attendees each year.
"Not only is Art Around Adams great fun for everyone, it's a terrific way to showcase all the things that make this section of San Diego so unique and vibrant," said Mayor Jerry Sanders. "Every year, this event demonstrates that San Diego is a city whose residents are bursting with creativity, artistic talent and the entrepreneurial spirit."
"Art Around Adams 2012 is such a valuable event in our neighborhood because it showcases local artists and provides the community with an opportunity to take in their artwork, music and performances," said Congresswoman Susan Davis.
"Art Around Adams brings together art, comedy, and music in a free and family-friendly atmosphere," said Councilmember Todd Gloria. "I look forward to this event every year, and invite San Diegans to experience all that Normal Heights and Kensington offer."
A complimentary trolley featuring live stand-up comedy will shuttle guests along Adams Avenue. Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes will be given away. The prizes range from gift cards to vintage wine, all graciously donated from businesses in the Normal Heights/Kensington Communities. Info booth located at 3441 Adams Ave. 92116 the day of the event.