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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

Six Degrees Of San Diego

  • Monday, August 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The San Diego Art Institute is launches the "Six Degrees of San Diego" podcast, lecture, and performance series. The events and accompanying podcasts explore conspiracy theories, cultural mythologies, mysteries, and legends that are associated with San Diego in one way or another. How do we measure belief and distinguish fact from fiction while a number of questions still hang in the balance, all with the capacity to refute what we ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Art Institute

Six Degrees Of San DiegoAugust 28, 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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