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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 Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center in Chollas View.
Kim Phillips-Pea / Kali Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center
This undated photo shows an unveiling of a Breonna Taylor mural at Kali Artists Konnect Arts and Culture Center in Chollas View.
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.

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.

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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.