Cottrell: Managing Director of Mission
Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy
Cottrell took over management of the ArtWalk event in 2004 and has never
looked back. Her goals for this event were ambitious, and many of these
goals have been accomplished in the past 5 years. In 2007, she founded
an arts education program that addresses the lack of art education programs
in elementary schools by bringing ArtWalk artists into classrooms to
teach standards-based art skills. In 2006, She launched ArtWalk
on the Bay, a Fall event with some of the familiar features from
ArtWalk, in a more intimate bayside setting.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"Public celebrations of art that are free to the public and accessible
to all have the power to communicate our message--that art and art education
are important in our lives. I believe in bringing diverse art groups
together to participate in these festivals."