Categories: ENVZN23, San Diego's Most Unique Events, Vanguard Culture Events

ENVZN 23: Urban Art Takeover

ENVZN23 Urban Art Takeover is a one-of-a-kind visual & performing arts festival, spearheaded by the innovative arts nonprofit Vanguard Culture. This groundbreaking event will transform dozens of warehouses, outdoor spaces and other urban areas of the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights with inclusive and diverse, multi-sensory art interventions ranging from video art, to contemporary dance, live music, theatre, puppetry, spoken word, full scale art installations and more.

Join thousands of design professionals, art patrons, and other culture-seekers from the San Diego / Tijuana region for an unforgettable evening that highlights the diversity and virtuosity of our creative workforce.

Saturday, September 2, 2023
5:00pm – 10:00 p.m.

This is an all-ages event. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase.

$100 – VIP Admission
$25 – Early Bird (before August 14th)
$35 – General Admission (after August 14th)
$15 – Creative Industry Professionals w/ biz. card / website @ check-in
$15 – Logan Heights Residents w/ I.D. @ check-in

This event has two entry points and runs between them with programming throughout the shaded spaces below.

The Soap Factory
2995 Commercial Street
San Diego, CA 92113


The 32nd & Commercial Street Trolley Station
San Diego, CA 92113

Support provided by:


Vanguard Culture is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industry workforce, and has been on the forefront of unique cross-industry cultural programming for years. Its board of directors and advisory board Is composed of San Diego’s most notable and highly connected arts leaders. Vanguard Culture has a reach of 18k+ weekly subscribers, 8k-10k monthly website visitors and more than 1/2 MILLION yearly on social media. The ENVZN festival will return in 2024 for an audience of thousands of design professionals and culture seekers from around the region and around the world.

CLICK HERE to meet our team
CLICK HERE to meet our Cultural Partners
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Mission

Vanguard Culture has secured key partnerships with several socially-conscious, community driven organizations to ensure the highest social impact possible for the region. Meet them here:

Our curatorial team is comprised of some of San Diego & Tijuana’s most visionary curators, choreographers, film & theatre professionals, and public art agencies. Meet them here:

Be part of something special. Showcase your business to thousands of design professionals, art patrons and culture seekers by sponsoring an artist. Learn more here:

This groundbreaking event is designed to spark increased cultural tourism for the region; to highlight the virtuosity of San Diego & Tijuana’s creative workforce; and to invigorate the Commercial Street corridor with inclusive and diverse, multi-sensory art interventions ranging from video art, to contemporary dance, live music, puppetry, spoken word, full scale art installations and more.

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.