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7 Unique Art Venues

Leave a lasting impression

Art makes a stunning backdrop to any meeting. Take over a whole museum or gather in an extraordinary gallery and let the surroundings wow your attendees.

Exterior shot of California Center for the Arts

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

This major North County hub for the arts boasts a variety of beautiful venues, from a 1,500-seat concert hall to an elegant 9,000-square-foot ballroom to multiple sun-drenched courtyards and green spaces. The center’s more intimate spaces can accommodate groups as small as 10.

Mingei Museum

This Balboa Park gem underwent a three-year renovation that gives the Mingei additional exhibit space, a new courtyard and outdoor areas, a flexible theater space, two restaurants and multiple other options for groups. The outdoor spaces include two upper-level terraces that offer matchless views of Balboa Park.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

This prestigious museum’s flagship campus in La Jolla reopened in 2022 after a five-year, $105 million expansion and renovation that showcases much more of its impressive collection. Besides stunning new exhibit space, the museum has added numerous options for meetings and events, including Jacobs Hall, a multipurpose event space that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific.

Museum of Photographic Arts

This modern venue offers a picture-perfect location that showcases stunning photography, all amid Balboa Park’s historic splendor. Capture your attendees' imaginations by surrounding them with the work of world-class photographers.

The New Children's Museum

Experience three floors of interactive event space – complete with open studios, garden views, expansive gallery spaces and outdoor terraces with city skyline views.

San Diego Central Library

Hosting your event at the San Diego Central Library, in the heart of downtown's East Village near Petco Park, makes for a truly inspiring experience. With the library’s dramatic gallery spaces, meeting rooms and auditoriums, plus spectacular rooftop venues, attendees can experience a world of modern art, books and historical collections.

The San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego Museum of Art

Choose from several sophisticated cultural venues at the San Diego Museum of Art, including a large-scale auditorium and an intimate rotunda with grand staircase and handcrafted fountain. An outdoor courtyard features 19th- and 20th-century sculptures and is perfect for receptions and banquets.

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