Categories: Press Room



Thanks for visiting our PRESS ROOM. Here you will find information on past, current and upcoming events and programs. Please contact Susanna Peredo Swap at with any additional questions, suggestions, image requests, or interview inquiries you may have.

  • July 22, 2017 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. The Avant Garde Costume Gala is a wild and wonderful evening of creative and sensory pleasure. Wear your wildest, most unique or thought-provoking costume as you enjoy live performances and interactive art environments by some of the region’s most notable artists. Featuring 10 amazing chefs, locally crafted cocktails, Baja Wine varieties, virtual reality room, room-sized art installations, a pasrty-filled Mad Hatter Tea Party, an Avant Garde photo station, and a fearlessly inventive fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego designed to push the limits of creativity. Steampunkers, foodies, cosplay peeps, and fashionistas encouraged to attend.

Press release can be found HERE: Avant Garde PR 7-22-17.

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  • An Artist @ the Table is an intimate dinner series that introduces the general public to San Diego’s creative community by inviting nine strangers to share in a delicious 4-course dinner with a prominent local arts leader. Featured Artists’ backgrounds range from photography to architecture, fashion, theatre, sculpture, dance and more. Featured Chefs are tasked with creating a menu inspired by the work of the artist. Wine pairings generously provided by Baja Wine + Food. Early ticket purchase is highly recommended. $100.00 – $150.00 / 21+ only.

    Press Release can be found HERE

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  • The Foodie Soirée is a quarterly celebration of delicious food and creative people. These exlcusive events are held in private residences and feature cutting-edge art installations by visual artists; live performances by talented dancers, musicians, singers and actors; tours of private art collections; chef demonstrations; and more. Our guest list has reached over 400 people and is comprised of museum professionals, writers, gallerists, musicians, theatre folks, fashion industry peeps, visual artists, dancers, photographers, culinary professionals and the people who love them. Each event is limited to the first 50 people to RSVP – creating the perfect environment for great networking and creative collaboration. All guests are asked to bring a culinary creation to share. More info and images HERE.

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7/24/17: Avant Garde Gala: Vanessa Balli

7/5/17: Fearlessness, Art & Community: Fearless Leadership Spotlight

7/1/17: Avant Garde Costume Gala at Comic-Con

7/1/16: Avant Garde Costume Gala – La Jolla Fashion Files

6/30/16: Avant Garde Costume Gala at the Mingei International Museum – Vanessa Balli’s Outfit of the Day

6/16/16: An Artist @ the Table with Roman de Salvo – Out & About with Natalie Neece

6/2/16: Creativity on the Forefront: Vanguard Culture aims to bring together artists in all genres and to help other nonprofits – San Diego Home & Garden Magazine

5/30/16: Se acerca el Avant Garde Costume Gala en San Diego – Arteria

4/4/16: Vanguard Culture – An Artist @ The Table w/ Roman de Salvo – Love & Mimosas, A Lifestyle Blog

7/20/15: Working Backward From Crazy: Implementing a Vision – An Interview with Susanna Peredo, Founder and CEO of Vanguard Culture – Artful Life by Cathy Breslaw

7/3/15: Avant Garde Costume Gala: Fashion Files – San Diego Downtown News

2/23/15: Partying with the artsy elite: The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms – CityBeat Magazine

3/19/13: Susanna Peredo on ARTS: A Reason to Survive at Voice of San Diego’s A Meeting of the Minds March 2013

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.