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New Arts Center Provides Creative Space In Southeast San Diego

This undated photo shows an unveiling of a Breonna Taylor mural at Kali Artis...

Credit: Kim Phillips-Pea / Kali Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center

Above: This undated photo shows an unveiling of a Breonna Taylor mural at Kali Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center in Chollas View.

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In Southeast San Diego, community art spaces are few and far between. One resident is looking to remedy that with the opening of a new center in Chollas View.

Aired: April 22, 2021 | Transcript

When the pandemic started, artists had to reconcile with the fact that their ability to publicly display their creative endeavors in-person would all but disappear. Now, with galleries and museums reopening, many in the arts world are rejoicing.

However, there are still a number of neglected communities in San Diego that suffer from a distinct lack of creative spaces. In a story first covered by the San Diego Union-Tribune, one Southeast San Diego resident sought to remedy that problem by opening the Kali Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center in Chollas View.

Kim Phillips-Pea, president of the Southeast Art Team, collaborated with a property owner of a vacant one story residential building to turn the space into a creative oasis for artists in the area.

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