Categories: 2024 Season, ENVZN24, Vanguard Culture Events

9/14: ENVZN24 Urban Art Takeover

ENVZN24 Urban Art Takeover is a one-of-a-kind visual & performing arts festival that will transform urban areas of the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights with multi-sensory art interventions by creatives from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.

Experience an unforgettable fusion of creativity and culture at ENVZN24! Immerse yourself in live dance performances, captivating theatre and music acts, mesmerizing large-scale puppetry, and a stunning fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego. Wander through art installations enhanced with curated soundscapes, indulge in a mini film festival, savor delicious food and drinks from local vendors, and so much more. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of cross-border artistry! Meet our incredible lineup of Featured Artists at @envznsd !

CLICK HERE to see a wrap up of last year’s festival, ENVZN23.

ENVZN24 is an official World Design Capital San Diego – Tijuana 2024 sanctioned event.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024


2PM- 6PM: Family-friendly art experiences, mini circus, spoken word, large-scale puppets, steamroller printmaking, live music, fashion show, food & drink vendors, and more.
4PM – 6PM: VIP Wine + Culinary Experience at the Soap Factory Courtyard.


6PM-10PM: Immersive art installations, mini-film fest, multi-media and virtual reality experiences, avant-garde fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego, live theatre, music and dance; food & drink vendors and more.


$750 – BACKSTAGE PASS includes Exclusive, Behind-The-Scenes access to ENVZN artists + all VIP Admission benefits below. (Space is limited)

$150 – VIP Admission. Includes all GA benefits plus front-of-line privileges, private restrooms; VIP Wine + Culinary Experience from 4pm-6pm with wines from Valle de Guadalupe (MEX), delicious culinary bites by amazing regional chefs; and access to The Soap Factory lounge throughout the evening.

$40 – General Admission (after August 15th)
$30 – Early Bird (Now through August 14th)
$20 – Creative Industry Professionals w/ business card / website @ check-in
$20 – Residents of Logan Heights, Barrio Logan and Tijuana; Students & Active U.S. Military with valid I.D. at the door.
FREE – Children 12 and under with a paid adult.


Vanguard Culture is committed to making our events accessible to everyone. If reasonable accommodation is needed for you to experience the festival, please contact us at [email protected].

WHERE TO PARK: On most days there is plenty of street parking in this area. Pay careful attention to street signs. We are not liable for any parking violations.

UBER or LYFT: to 2995 Commercial Street, San Diego, CA 92113.

TROLLEY: Take ORANGE to the “32nd & Commercial Street” Trolley Stop. To view all of the transit stations with parking visit ($2.50 each way).


Vanguard Culture is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s Creative Industry workforce. Proceeds from this event will support quality arts journalism, professional development, and cultural events that work to create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together, and inspire collaboration among industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts. Learn more HERE.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at [email protected]

Become a sponsor and be a part of something special… Brand placement is available at various touch points throughout the event. From street signage, to video projections onto buildings, to artful floor decals along various trolley stops around the county, to VIP areas, exhibition signage and t-shirts. Showcase your brand to thousands of culturally savvy art patrons and culture seekers.


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.