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San Diego Art Institute

Balboa Park's Contemporary Art Space

The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is a premier regional contemporary art center in Balboa Park that advances art and artists from Southern California and Northern Baja.

Through six annual exhibitions in our main Balboa Park location, an active artist-in-residency program, arts education, and a robust program of workshops and performances, the San Diego Art Institute introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to quality exhibitions and responsive, interactive programming. SDAI can also be rented out for weddings and special events for a unique art-filled party or meeting location in Balboa Park.

Please visit: www.sandiego-art.org for more details

Neighborhood: Downtown

1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 236-0011

Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Closed Monday and Major Holidays

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Events to check out

Event

A Tribute to Pam Whidden

San Diego Art Institute
Jan 23 - Feb 3, 2019

The human figure has captured the imagination of artists and viewers for centuries. It represents both a tangible and intangible reality; a scientific and spiritual wonder; a microcosm of the...

Event

Opening Reception

San Diego Art Institute
Jan 24, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of A Tribute to Pam Whidden: Models are to Artists Like Flowers are to Bees. This exhibition, curated by artists Stephanie and Ken Goldman, highlights the historic...

Event

Platform

San Diego Art Institute
Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2019

As a complement to SDAI’s upcoming exhibition, A Tribute to Pam Whidden: Models are to Artists Like Flowers are to Bees, our staff will stage a dynamic platform for artists to create a still...

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

  • Showcasing emerging and under-recognized regional artists
  • Collaborating with guest curators for exciting exhibitions
  • Specializing in bi-national art from Southern California and Northern Baja
  • Promoting cutting-edge distinctive visual arts projects
  • Hosting Artist-In-Residence studio and exhibition

Community Events

  • Educational Tours
  • Summer Camps
  • Artist and Curator Talks
  • Panel discussions to support diversity and inclusion in the arts
  • Members Only Events

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

  • Showcasing emerging and under-recognized regional artists
  • Collaborating with guest curators for exciting exhibitions
  • Specializing in bi-national art from Southern California and Northern Baja
  • Promoting cutting-edge distinctive visual arts projects
  • Hosting Artist-In-Residence studio and exhibition

Community Events

  • Educational Tours
  • Summer Camps
  • Artist and Curator Talks
  • Panel discussions to support diversity and inclusion in the arts
  • Members Only Events

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • Rentals
  • Lessons

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