Recent Events

First Thursdays

Sitarist Kartik Seshadri, with Hemant Ekbote and Jyotiprakash Mistri. (March 2023)

Valentine's Day Party

Valentine's Day Dog & People Party

First Thursdays

John Jorgensen Quintet (February 2023)

Upcoming Events

The new Del Mar Art Walk, an easy 1-mile stroll, features the five artworks in the Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, other artworks in the City’s permanent art collection, and the Del Mar Plaza’s public art collection.

Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program

The Del Mar Foundation is pleased to be partnering with the City of Del Mar and its Arts Advisory Committee to bring contemporary art to five highly visible locations in Del Mar’s downtown area for public display for 23 months beginning on September 28, 2021. All five of the sculptures in the Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit are for sale. Click here (or button below) to learn more about these pieces and the artists who created them, as well as the outdoor sculpture exhibit and the Del Mar Foundation’s history of supporting public arts programs.


As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are creating an album of photos and documents recalling many great Del Mar Foundation memories. Watch this space in the coming months for reminders of DMF’s history over the past four decades.

Who We Are

Founded in 1982, the Del Mar Foundation is Del Mar’s community foundation and its oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We sponsor a wide range of programs and events, make community grants, and manage over $8 million in endowment and reserve funds to benefit Del Mar and the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Our mission: to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. As we work to inform and inspire the Del Mar community, we welcome your participation and support.