SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — At KAABOO Del Mar, the festival's lineup of chefs and artists are just as big as the acts set to the the stages around the fairgrounds.
Thursday, organizers announced KAABOO's culinary and artistic lineups coming to Del Mar from Sept. 13 - 15.
Celebrity chefs Michael Mina, Antonia Lofaso, and Richard Blais will be joined by award-winning chefs Nyesha J. Arrington, Eduardo Garcia, and San Diego natives Ryan Gilbert and Travis Swikard as KAABOO's featured chefs this year.
Gilbert, who serves as the executive chef at San Diego's Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, also appeared on KAABOO's Palate Main Stage in 2018. Swikard previously worked as executive chef of the famed Boulud Sud restaurant in New York City, before returning to San Diego to head his own restaurant.
Hungry festival goers can expected to catch other phenomenal eats around the fairgrounds, such as Napizza, Poseidon Del Mar, Bling Bling Dumpling, The Baked Bear, Nacho Taco, and many others. A variety of gourmet food trucks will also be out for those needing a quick bite to eat.
Artistry will highlight the festival at every turn, with mural installations and live painting planned once again.
Talented artists will create works of art that tower over the fairgrounds, including installations by Caia Koopman, Kalani Ware, Yellena James, and San Diego's own Carly Ealey.
Several exhibits and galleries can also be enjoyed inside an art fair, where paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and photography will be on display by the Sparks Gallery, Sugar Press, Fathom, San Diego Museum of Art, and more.
Many of the pieces of art on display can also be purchased.