The City of Del Mar’s Arts Advisory Committee presented the first Del Mar Art Show to the community in late March, drawing more than 250 attendees to city hall for the event. Curated displays of 118 paintings were installed for guests to enjoy, as well as plein air painting demonstrations, a dance performance by University of California San Diego students, and a wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation on opening night.

Sixty-five artists were selected to show their artwork, with roughly 70 percent of those from 92014. The others hailed from Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad.

The Arts Advisory Committee aims to host a juried pop-up art show three times a year, showcasing a variety of artistic mediums. The next show, geared towards youth in the community, will take place at city hall on June 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and June 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.