Categories: Vanguard Culture Events



THE FORUM: Business Strategies for Creatives: Taking Your Art Practice to the Next Level with Shaun Cassidy

Lunch hour sessions from 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.
THURSDAYS June 6th & 13th; July 11th & 18th; August 1st & 8th

Bring your lunch and join us for a candid conversation about how to make one’s art practice both marketable and profitable. If you are an inspiring creative person living in the San Diego region and you are in need of business development assistance so that you can advance in your career, then these workshops are for you. Conceived in partnership with Vanguard Culture, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries.


Experiential Movement Lab with Patricia Maldonado

Mondays: July 1 & 15 – August 5 & 19, 2019
Limited to 10 participants per session.
Pre-registration required

In partnership with Vanguard Culture, Improvisation Project Network presents the Experiential Movement Lab to help research how physical movement can be a metaphor for finding balance in life and overall health. Movement can help people find connection to their inner-self, and create a sense of responsibility and acknowledgement for those practicing it. Workshops will be curated by internationally trained dance improvisor Patricia Maldonado and will incorporate guest teachers from the San Diego region and beyond. Improvisation Project Network supports improvisers and developing alternative platforms that unite the Mexican and U.S. border.

To use dance and improvisational movement to provide creative personal and professional development for the community at large. To break sedentary patterns in our daily lives that lead to physical and creative atrophy. Attendees will learn to eliminate fear and self-doubt in their interactions with the world around them, using movement as a catalyst for identifying one’s greater purpose.

– Professionals from all creative fields and individuals curious about Movement or the Body itself.
– Those interested in maintaining a healthy balance of mind, body and creative spirit.

By analyzing elements of our existing movement patterns and encouraging conscious action and awareness of the way that we engage with our bodies. We will look deep into questions that analyze our posture, tendencies in movement, internal motivations, and creative purpose.


  • Comfortable clothes that you can move freely in.
  • A yoga mat or blanket
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle


The Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest: – Join fellow cinephiles for three interactive evenings of silent short films curated by award-winning multi-media curator and soundscape artist Scott Paulson. Paulson will present lively screenings of silent classics with his band, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Audiences are encouraged to grab sound makers ranging from exotic wooden bird calls, to giant thunder-sheets, to old-school car horns to help underscore the films. Featuring craft cocktails and delicious gourmet popcorn varieties by our Culinary Director Chef Daniella de la Puente. $15.00 includes 1 bag of popcorn + 1 drink.  

SAT 6/22 – Women Filmmakers: Pioneers of Cinema

SAT 7/6 – Innovative Inventors – Wacky Inventions

SAT 8/3 – Steampunk Celluloid Soiree (Costumes encouraged)


SAT. 9/21: The Nineties. $25-$40 (Rise of Multiculturalism/ Grunge Movement / Raves / the World Wide Web / End of the Cold War) Program partners include Sparks Gallery, Baja Wine + Food, and Cerveza Colibre.

SAT. 11/2: The Future. $40-$80 This culminating event of the series will present a hopeful visioning of catalytic moments in the future of art, fashion, music, pop culture that would change the world for the better. Guests are encouraged to dress in high fashion of the future (Avant-Garde). Program partners include Fashion Week San Diego, San Diego Art Institute, Fleet Science Center, Baja Wine + Food, and Cerveza Colibre. Tickets:

Collateral Collective, a new online platform designed to introduce artists and patrons to one another for creative and transactional connections, will present two pop-up art shows featuring dozens of local artists involved in the collective. Events will include live music and dance performances,craft cocktails, open studio and multimedia experiences. 6pm-9pm.

SAT. 12/7 – Fall Open Show

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.