26 years ago, an artist friend of Sue Ehrhardt suggested that she start a small arts festival to benefit the local Kiwanis chapter. Sue had recently lost her leg in a water skiing accident, but remained active despite her new disability. The La Jolla Festival of the Arts was born, with the help and support of the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and photographer Dallas Clites.
Since 1987, the festival has raised over 1.7 million dollars to provide services and programs to over 40,000 San Diegans with disabilities. On July 21st and 22nd, join a jubilant crowd on UCSD’s Warren Field, strolling amongst the work of nearly 200 artists. Enjoy the soft bebop of jazz trios and rhythms of steel drummers, and don’t forget about the food and drink! Craft beer by Stone will be on tap, as well as fantastic wines from Northern California. Great local eateries will also set up shop to keep you going throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the fish tacos! The festival is one of the best ways to get out and meet the artistic community, and to fuel the support of area disability programs.