Join RALSD as we actively bring awareness to the greater San Diego artistic community by providing opportunities for local artists and creatives. RAL seeks to create a thriving, progressive arts and culture community by creating events to connect emerging artists. Our goal this year at Arts Fest 2021 is to reunite artists and the arts community.
Our hope is to bring a sense of connection to the members of our San Diego artistic community by providing the opportunity for local performing artists to share their shine!
Please note: Face masks will be required in this space for your safety and the safety of others! We will offer complimentary masks at our welcome table.
An artist, organizer, baddie and scholar, Kelsey knows that telling her story and curating space for others to do the same is a crucial part of imagining different worlds.
She frequently facilitates conversations around self/community care, artistic expression and how to show up for yourself in a world that doesn’t see it for you.
As an artist, Kelsey uses poetry, storytelling and photography to create work that emphasizes the micro and macro are always in relationship. She shows up in the community as an organizer (We All We Got San Diego, March For Black Womxn San Diego, and Black Lives Matter San Diego) and host (The Sit In: A Black Healing Space and Check Please: An Open Mic Experiment).
When she is not operating in her community-based roles, Kelsey enjoys creating Instagram sagas, listening to her comfort playlists, and laughing loudly on video chats.
La Boogie Buena is an instrumental funk collective from San Diego, CA. The original music of La Boogie Buena always sets out a groove to make you move. La Boogie Buena plays regularly in San Diego and is currently in the process of recording their debut album!
Follow them on Instagram at @laboogiebuena for more information.
Continuum Arts & Pilates was founded by local artist, educator and wellness advocate Alyssa “Ajay” Junious. They provide artist development programs, movement training, performance productions and community workshops.
As a choreographer, Alyssa’s work explores themes around the intersection of culture, identity, spirituality and social justice. At RAL’s Arts Fest 2021, she will be presenting her newest work titled Collide.
Lerida Eva Vega is a San Diego-based Chicana artist that has an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts. Her work consists of paintings and illustrations that focus on the nuances of intrapersonal relationships through the use of vibrant, usually monochromatic, color palettes and the female figure.
Wendy Gracia graduated from Laguna College of Art + Design in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She studied Drawing + Painting. Her artworks focus primarily on still lifes using familiar objects with a vibrant color palette in order to create a sense of comfort with the viewer.
Wendy’s paintings have been described as happy and warm, which is what she aims for. Most recently, she has shown with SoLA Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA and she exhibits regularly in Barrio Logan, a local hub for the arts in San Diego, CA.