There is something being cultivated downtown that artists everywhere should be excited about. Makers Quarter in the East Village is serving as a rebirth of urban arts in the downtown community. It recently served as the perfect spot to host the inaugural San Diego Film Festival preview event at SILO in Makers Quarter.
Due to its landmark, the appropriately-named SILO brought together art and culture, food and film into one two-night event to promote and be the prelude to the San Diego Film Festival, which kicks off October 3rd.
The outdoor weekend event screened two feature films as well as several shorts mixing in live art, food trucks, and local libations. The community feel and unpretentious attitude towards the arts makes the passion truly apparent. The people involved are dedicated to their craft and are enthusiastic about sharing it with others. While the event did serve as a promotion for the various vendors participating, it didn’t feel commercialized or canned. It was entertaining and welcoming, the perfect preview to both the Film Festival itself and the arts community overall.
The San Diego Film Festival full schedule is already up on their website and San Diego art and film enthusiasts can keep an eye out for what further develops in the Makers Quarter at http://www.makersquarter.com/happenings.