San Diego’s premier place for art lovers: Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity that promotes the visual, performing, and culinary arts while giving back to the community. Their programming is geared toward culturally savvy, socially-conscious individuals seeking inspiration. Vanguard believes 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.

Vanguard Culture’s annual Avant Garde Costume Gala will take place this Saturday June 25th at the Mingei International Museum, that will feature live performances, food, wine, a fashion show and more. For more information, read my interview with CEO and Founder, Susanna Peredo Swap.

Natalie Neece: What was your inspiration for Vanguard Culture?

Susanna Peredo Swap: I am inspired by creative collaboration and the many possibilities that San Diego’s visual, performing and culinary arts community offers. I love the idea of introducing people who may not naturally be working together and showcasing experiences that inspire our readers to try something they’ve never done before.   

NN: Why is it important to showcase art in these types of events?

SPS: Our newsletter presents readers with the week’s best, most exciting and unique, cultural and culinary events. Instead of showing all of the events happening in San Diego, we feature a curated sampling of events and experiences that you may only find out about if you were intimately connected to the cultural community. We also prominently feature a Cause of the Quarter, introducing these culturally savvy, socially conscious readers to organizations doing good works in the community.

NN: Tell me more about the upcoming Avant Garde Costume Gala ?

SPS:  The Mingei International Museum gorgeous exhibit halls serve as the backdrop for this extraordinary gala event. Guests are asked to wear their wildest, most unique or thought provoking costume as they enjoy live performances by some of the region’s most unique artists. Featuring delicious culinary creations, decadent desserts, locally crafted beer & cocktails, Baja Wine varieties, live body painting, an Avant Garde photo station, and a fearlessly inventive fashion show designed to push the limits of creativity. Featuring stylings by Michael Bui and fashions by Merlin Castell. Steam punkers, foodies, cosplay peeps, and fashionistas encouraged to attend. (1 drink ticket per guest + cash bar. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event  can be purchased here and take 15% off with promo code VANGUARD15.

NN: How can artist and the community become involved?

SPS: By visiting our website

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