Vanguard Culture is hosting ENVZN23: Urban Art Takeover, a festival that will transform warehouses, industrial spaces, and other urban areas in the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights with visual and performing arts.

Two full city blocks will be activated with multi-sensory art interventions by creatives from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The event offers fun and creative activities, including live dance, puppetry, and theater performances on warehouse loading docks, a fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego in an industrial storage lot, art installations with curated soundscapes by Tijuana-based multimedia artist MALU, a short film festival inside a CrossFit gym, delicious food and drink by local vendors, and dance performances along the trolley line.

Event Itinerary

Saturday, September 2, 2023

5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Trolley Dances by San Diego Dance Theater at various stops leading to the 32nd & Commercial Street Trolley Station.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: VIP Wine + Culinary Experience at the Soap Factory Lounge.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.: Art Exhibitions & Cultural Program

The event is available for all ages, and food and drinks will be for sale.


$125 – VIP Admission. Includes all G.A. benefits plus front-of-line privileges, private restrooms; entrance to VIP Wine + Culinary Experience with wine tastings from Valle de Guadalupe, Baja CA, and unique chef cuisine curated by Baja Wine + food; access to The Soap Factory lounge throughout the evening.

$60 – General Admission + Trolley Dances experience with free MTS Trolley pass

$40 – General Admission (after August 15)

$20 – Creative Industries Professionals w/ business card/website @ check-in

$20 – Logan Heights Residents w/I.D. @ check-in

$20 – Valet parking (add on. Not valid for Festival Entry)

You can get your tickets here.


This event has two entry points and runs between them, with programming throughout the entire corridor of Commercial Street between 30th & 32nd Street. Lined with eclectic warehouses and empty lots, this corridor of Logan Heights is fast becoming a home for creative spaces, community gatherings, and trending local businesses.

Check-In Points:

● Commercial & 32nd Street Trolley stop, across from The War House (3191 Commercial

Street, San Diego, CA 92113)

● The Soap Factory (2995 Commercial Street, San Diego, CA 92113).

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