Categories: The Foodie Soirée

SAVE THE DATE 11/6 – INSPIRE: Foodie Mashup

Vanguard Culture presents an evening of great conversation, delicious food, and creative networking. This event addresses the creative and intellectual nature of inspiration in the visual, performing, and culinary arts.


6pm-7pm Pre-show Mixer: $15
Featuring delicious appetizers and wine samples from the Valle de Guadalupe, INSPIRE activities, and complimentary admission to the MOPA’s exhibition Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography 2000-2015. Pre-show mixer participants will be prompted to engage in activities and discussions about what they find inspiring on a personal level.

7:00 pm Program: $20-$25
8 Creative Industry Leaders will be tasked with answering the question: “What Inspires You?” in the rapid-fire presentation style of 20 slides @ 20 seconds each.

Hosted by WILL MARRÉAcclaimed Speaker, Moderator, Educator, Author, & Emmy® winner. Co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center which brought The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to millions worldwide.


Confirmed speakersDavid Bennett (Managing Director of the San Diego Opera), Ingrid Croce (Restauranteur, Visual Artist & Arts Advocate), Thierry Brouard (Co-founder of Premium Paris & Internationally recognized French fashion photographer), Roxana Velasquez (Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art), Deborah Klochko (Executive Director & Chief Curator of Museum of Photographic Arts), Peter Kalivas (Executive Director of the PGK Dance Project), Debra McGinty Poteet (prolific local art collector), and Maxine Mahon (Executive Director of the California Ballet Company).


INSPIRE kicks off Vanguard Culture’s 5th Anniversary Season and is the beginning of a new chapter of programming in support of our mission to create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together, and inspire collaboration among industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.