VANGUARD CULTURE is an inclusive 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s Creative Industries. We provide award-winning arts journalism, cutting edge events, and professional development that create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together and inspire collaboration among industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts.
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We Produce and Provide
- Quality arts journalism and visionary cultural experiences that respond to
the changes and challenges of our contemporary world.
- Collaborative events and experiences that put San Diego on par with our
nation’s most culturally vibrant cities.
- Affordable networking opportunities that foster communication and
collaboration among our diverse body of creative industry professionals.
- Opportunities for up-and-coming artists to gain direct access to broad
audiences and San Diego’s most notable creative leaders and influencers.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
THE HISTORY OF JOY
Inspired by the ‘Eight Pillars of Joy outlined in The Book of Joy – by the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this film invites viewers to take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility. Written by award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu, “The History of Joy” is inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph. Produced by Vanguard Culture in partnership with The Rosin Box Project.
This film will be screened in-person at the beautiful Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, and virtually via our YouTube Channel on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Whatever your comfort level, we hope you will join us to explore the Eight Pillars of Joy. Tickets for both the in-person and virtual screenings can be found HERE.
AN ARTIST @ THE TABLE
Enjoy a delicious, art-filled 5-course menu by renowned Chef Ron Oliver, inspired by one of the world’s most impressive art collections. Featuring wine pairings from the Valle de Guadalupe, generously provided by Baja Wine + Food and private tours of the world’s largest collection of African & Oceanic art. Proceeds support Vanguard Culture, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industry workforce with award-winning arts coverage, professional development, and unique cross-industry events.
Saturday, May 28th, 2022 | La Jolla, CA
$375 Tickets ($300 is tax-deductible) | $250 for creative industry professionals $175 is tax-deductible)
(Valet service provided. Gratuity not included)
6pm: cocktails, private art tours
7pm: dinner service
Tickets can be found HERE.
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703 Tarento Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
895 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101