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San Diego Art Institute

The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is a premier regional contemporary art center that advances art and artists from Southern California and Northern Baja. Through six annual exhibitions in our main Balboa Park location, an active artist-in-residency program, arts education, and a robust program of workshops and performances, the San Diego Art Institute introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to quality exhibitions and responsive, interactive programming.

San Diego Art Institute maintains a number of programs:
- Advance artists of today… by providing artists and curators funding and resources to create, collaborate and exhibit.
- Reveal culture through contemporary and experimental manifestations of art… by presenting work that expands the boundaries of expression to engage the public with art.
- Lead contemporary art in the SoCal/No Baja region…by removing limitations of borders, physical and conceptual, and embolden production of leading regional contemporary art.
- Educate artists of tomorrow… with K-12 curriculum designed to inspire art making in all forms and create respect for artistic endeavors.

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

Art Of Élan's 'Young Artists In Harmony'

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7 p.m.
  • For the past four years, Art of Élan has offered its "Young Artists in Harmony" program in partnership with the nationally recognized A Reason to Survive (ARTS), an organization that believes in the power of the arts and creativity to literally transform lives - especially those of kids facing adversity. Each 10-week residency culminates in two collaborative public concerts where the students showcase their original compositions performed by Art of ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Art Institute

Jana Brike: 'Sea Of Change'Starts November 24, 2018

Art Of Élan's 'Young Artists In Harmony'January 23, 2019

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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