Art Beat

By Amy T. Granite

8/21: “RAW: San Diego Presents Allure”

RAW San Diego presents this art (visual and performing), fashion (clothing, hair and makeup) and music showcase, featuring talented and emerging artists from each field.

House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp

8/1: Make It Pop! An Art, Music, and Fashion Pop-Up Experience

Cushing Rd. and Roosevelt Rd., Liberty Station
This free pop-up fashion/music/shopping event at Liberty Station features clothing by local indie designers displayed throughout seven rooms decked out with art installations produced by Thumbprint Gallery.

August 1, 7 to 11 p.m.

8/2-14: “Six Degrees of Separation”

La Bodega Gallery and Studios

2196 Logan Ave., Logan Heights
619.721.7207, la.bodega.1
San Diego-based artists España Garcia and WaistKnot WantNot come together for this show of their new, street- art-inspired paintings.

Opening reception August 2, 6 to 10 p.m.

8/2-30: 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
A variety of artwork ranging from 3-D media to craft arts will be showcased at this annual juried exhibition featuring 43 selected artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego. First, second and third place honors will be announced at the opening reception on

August 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

8/6-9/6: “Timeless Idols: Pinups and Pinstripes”
Distinction Gallery/Art Hatch
317 East Grand Ave., Escondido
Bid on racy works by nationally known artists at this annual event put on by Distinction Gallery to raise scholarship funds for Palomar College art students. Pre-party tickets ($25 each) include beers from Stone and bites from Vinz Wine Bar.

August 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; pre-party 4 to 6 p.m.

8/9: “Carlsbad Village Mural Tour and Artist Meet & Greet”

Between State St. and Grand Ave., Carlsbad
The arts scene is picking up pace in Carlsbad, where the New Village Arts Foundry (along with other local businesses) has sponsored the creation of four murals, with more commissioned artworks to come. Meet the artists and tour their mural sites on August 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.