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C-Note Pop-Up Art Sale

Art sale and Benefit


Build your personal art collection.

Discover rising art stars and support your local arts community.

Join us on Saturday November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, Noon-5:00 P.M., for our annual C-NOTE Art Sale. For decades, this popular SDAI event boasted a cult-like following among budding collectors looking to test their eye and fill their walls. This year, the C-NOTE returns with a thoughtfully curated experience offering entry-level art collectors a unique opportunity to discover emerging San Diego and Tijuana contemporary artists and to purchase their work for just $100, $200 and $300.

SDAI visitors can preview the works that will be available at the C-NOTE by visiting the museum on Thursday, November 8th from 10 AM to 5 PM and Friday, November 9th from 10 AM to 3 PM.


Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Nov 8 - Nov 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday November 8 : 10 am-5pm Friday November 9: 10am-3pm Saturday-Sunday Nov 10-11: 12pm-5pm


$5 General Admission, $3 Student/Senior/Military


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Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Macy’s Museum Month ended February 28, 2018, but don’t fret, the program will return next February.

During the promotion, San Diegans and tourists are invited to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums the entire month.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. And with these special savings that are only offered once a year, it’s a great time to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of. See below for the full roster of participating organizations.

Check back soon for details.


CULTURE trek: David Levinthal

Dec 14, 2018

Join us on December 14 to explore the colorful large-scale Polaroids by photographer David Levinthal.

Levinthal uses toys and props to create miniature scenes packed with references to American visual culture. Engaging with a wide range of topics, from race and identity to beauty and sexuality, the artist used a unique large-format Polaroid camera to photograph this particular set of images.

This CULTURE trek will introduce MOPA’s permanent collection, explore the work of the artist, and invite attendees to see the prints up close.

Kevin Linde, MOPA’s Adult Programs Manager, will lead this members-only curated conversation. Space is limited, so be sure to register today!


Experience San Diego

Nov 20, 2018 - ongoing

Immerse yourself in a virtual world of truly San Diego environments, like the batter’s box at Petco Park, hang gliding over Torrey Pines State Beach, and looking out from the California Tower in Balboa Park.


Military Working Dog Demonstration

Dec 15, 2018

See demonstrations by the incredible USMC military working dogs and talk to their handlers. Try on an attack vest and sleeve.

After the demonstrations, take a tour of the 31 historical aircraft on display and the 8 indoor galleries of artwork, uniforms and artifact.  Exhibits include the new Military Working Dog exhibit as well as Marines in Space, Medal of Honor Recipients and World War II Flying Ace, Joe Foss. Kids can try on helmets, strap into an ejection seat and try their luck with an "I Spy" activity.

Free admission and parking. 

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is aboard Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar.  The sentry-free museum entrance is on Miramar Rd., 3.9 miles east of I-805 and 1.3 miles west of I-15. (Look for the Marine Corps and American flags at the entrance.)  Regular museum hours are Tues-Sun, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. 



Macy's Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

CULTURE trek: David Levinthal

Dec 14, 2018

Experience San Diego

Nov 20, 2018 - ongoing

Military Working Dog Demonstration

Dec 15, 2018

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