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San Diego Art Institute

Our mission is to maintain a center for emerging artists and the visual arts in San Diego.

San Diego Art Institute
's most visible activity focuses on showcasing the work of San Diego emerging area visual artists through a program of over 30 juried shows a year, (regular show, "One-Foot" show, special outreach shows, youth art & others). Different art professionals are selected as jurors for each show assuring exhibitions of high quality and great variety. Jurors' Choice and Honorable Mention certificates are awarded at monthly public receptions.

San Diego Art Institute maintains a number of programs:
- Regional Exhibitions
- Outreach through Exhibition
- Annual International Award Exhibition
- Youth Art
- Art Education

SDAI maintains a separate facility for education. Classes in life drawing, painting, water color, children's art, and various photography classes are a sampling of the SDAI art educational programs offered.

San Diego Art Institute MemberCard Information:
MemberCard #: 602
Offer: Anytime for 2-for-1 admission

$5 for Adults
$3 for Seniors, Military & Students with ID
Children 12 and under are admitted free
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Upcoming event at San Diego Art Institute

Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media Opening Reception

  • Saturday, April 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • San Diego Art Institute presents "Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media," a group exhibition of nontraditional collage and/or assemblage work. This exhibition celebrates artists both locally and nationally that are not only working in traditional 2D/3D mediums, but also in sound sculpture, video, photography, installation, and alternative processes. Selected artists include: Wick Alexander, Elise Amour, Sean Capone, William Crump, Patrick Dintino, Aaron Garretson, Tara de la Garza, Marina Grize, Ivy Guild, Greg ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Art Institute

Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed MediaStarts April 1, 2017

Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media Opening ReceptionApril 1, 2017

Tara De La Garza: Collage WorkshopApril 13, 2017

Allie Manch: Embroidery WorkshopsApril 22, 2017

Six Degrees Of San DiegoMay 25, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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