photo by Paul Nestor

92078’s Paul Counts was among more than 350 local, national, and international artists participating in the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy this April. The free weekend-long event attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy art in every medium, along with live music and dance performances, interactive art activities, street food, and family friendly craft projects at KidsWalk. This year’s theme was “Vivid Expression.”

Paul Counts is a local glass artist who earned a B.A. and M.A. in glass and ceramics from Cal State Fullerton. He’s worked in studios throughout California, as well as teaching glass arts.


“Mission Federal ArtWalk is for everyone – serious collectors, first-time art buyers, families, and visitors to San Diego,” said Mission Federal ArtWalk Director Sandi Cottrell. “Each year, one of our goals is to ensure attendees feel like they can be a part of the art. We encourage attendees to express themselves throughout the weekend and find their inner artist, which exists in all of us.” For more information go to