Exposed brick walls and warm wood
floors lure art lovers inside this lovingly restored space in the heart of the
Gaslamp Quarter, almost as much as the
bold, colorful pieces on display.
530 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter
CHUCK JONES GALLERY
Artwork by legendary Looney Tunes
animation director Chuck Jones,
along with dozens of other iconic
cartoonists and pop culture
artists, is on display here.
232 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter
Vibrant light and electric colors characterize the unique
style of San Diego–born artist
Grant Pecoff. Visitors to the
Fans of the arts will find many
worthwhile diversions in San Diego,
from galleries displaying the work of
emerging and established artists,
to a collection of colorful murals
splashed on public buildings.
COLOR YOUR WORLD
nature and the
ocean fill the
second-floor studio-gallery will see several San Diego scenes,
and might even meet the artist himself.
1825 India St., Little Italy
SPACE 4 ART
This artsy complex is composed of three warehouses with 37 artist
studios, an outdoor performance stage and a spacious exhibition
gallery that showcases a variety of thought-provoking artwork.
325 15th St., East Village
THUMBPRINT GALLERY AND TPG2
Up-and-coming artists showcase their work at this pair of
unpretentious galleries with a focus on surreal and urban art.
920 Kline St., #104, La Jolla and 1475 University Ave., North Park
AARON CHANG OCEAN ART
World-renowned surfing photographer Aaron Chang’s two
San Diego galleries are filled with large-format photographs
of ocean scenes that arouse a host of different emotions.
789 W. Harbor Drive, #156, downtown and
415 S. Cedros Ave., #110, Solana Beach
Chicano Park Murals
See the county’s largest collection of public murals in Chicano
Park, under the freeway overpass en route to the Coronado
Bridge. The colorful artwork celebrates the history of the local
Chicano community. Don’t miss: new murals honoring labor
leader and civil rights activist Cesar E. Chavez were recently
installed on the façade of the new San Diego Continuing
Education parking structure at 1960 National Ave., Barrio Logan.
Murals of La Jolla
Spot all 14 of the dazzling murals splashed around downtown
La Jolla. Three new additions were added
to the outdoor collection in 2015, includ-
ing a striking abstract piece by Mark
Bradford at 7540 Fay Avenue.
The University of California, San Diego
campus is home to 18 public art pieces,
including a 180-ton bear constructed from
giant boulders, eucalyptus trees that recite
poetry and a tiny house that appears to be
teetering on the edge of Jacobs Hall.