In previous years artists have lined the street out side of the Adams Ave. Street Fair between 35 street and 36 street, but this year the San Diego Police Department chased away artist, leaving the street bare.
Claiming a city municipal code was the cause for the artist removal, it seemed more like a greedy fair committee.
If the artist hadn’t purchased a booth in the fair then they weren’t allowed to show your art at all.
Even local shops that regularly show their merchandize on the streets were pushed back into their “purchased area” as one police officer called it.
With street fairs and farmers markets all over San Diego, it’s hard to believe that artist would be chased away.
In previous years this was not an issue as the artists where allowed to set up booths and tables. This year brings with it a new committee president and a new police presence.
San Diego has always been about the budding and hustling artist, and events like this allow them showcase their work to a wider audience.
The artists on the street do not take revenue from the fair, but the fair is now taking from the artists.
The hustling artist in school and cultivating his or her art typically doesn’t have enough to purchase a booth at this or any fair, but that has never left the fair with empty booths.
The new policy and scare tactics from police chased away many talented artists from the streets at the detriment to art lovers visiting Adams Ave.