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Park Social Exploration Day

Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 AM to 7 PM
Multiple locations
Free
Times vary for each event; check the schedule below

From San Diego weekend arts events (KPBS feature):
Park Social is the City of San Diego's new public art program that pairs artists with public parklands in San Diego. It launched in May, with projects, installations, workshops, "activations" and other participatory events happening on a rolling basis until November — plenty of time for audiences to gradually discover as much of the art as possible. This weekend's "Park Social Exploration Day" is a way to make a day of it, and tour several projects in a row. Nine of the 18 projects will be on view, mostly in their final forms.

I recently profiled Margaret Noble's sound-based chalk mural in Point Loma, "Locked Groove" in one of the summer's five works of art. You can also read more here about "Collective Memory," Yvette Roman and Sheena Rae Dowling's San Ysidro installation and community event. Also featured in Saturday's event are the "Toltec Totems" by Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon, which opens officially on Friday in pop-up form at the Centro Cultural de la Raza, as well as at the Balboa Park fountain and the Plaza de Panama. See more about other artists below.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
Explore art and parks, during our free roving public Exploration Day. Along the way, you’ll meet many of the Park Social artists and see events and installations across the city.

Schedule:
Collective Memory - Picnic and Installation Viewing at San Ysidro Community Park, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Essential San Diego - Temporary Installation at Kate Sessions Park, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Honeycomb Harmonies - Musical Playground at Rolling Hills Park, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Locked Groove - Installation at Plumosa Park, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reading to Strangers - Performance at Mira Mesa Community Park, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Toltec Totems - Pop-up at Balboa Park (Plaza de Panama), 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Treeline - Community Event at John P. Baca Park, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tribute to Paleteros - Installation at Standley Park, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walking the Wall - Performance at North Park Community Park, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Find a map of the projects here.

Stop by our portable "ranger stations" to pick up your official Park Social guide and collectible patch (while supplies last). Free water and snacks will be provided if available.

Related links:
Park Social project
San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture on Instagram

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.