CHICANO PARK MURALS
See the county’s largest collection of
public murals, located in Chicano Park,
under the freeway overpass en route to the
Coronado Bridge. The colorful artwork
celebrates the history of the local Mexican
American community. 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.
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, including 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,
Fans of the arts will find that San
Diego has a wealth of public art on
display, from sculptures in parks
to collections of colorful murals.
Discover beauty and thought-
provoking pieces on an art-inspired
treasure hunt throughout the city.
A few world-famous street artists have made
their mark on San Diego. See Weenosaurus
Rex, an impressive mural by Madsteez of a monster
riding a dinosaur (3029 University Ave., North Park), how
Shepard Fairey brought a brick wall to life with a colorful
image of a monk (30th and Ivy, South Park) and Ewok’s ode
to singer Amy Winehouse (30th and Redwood, South Park).
San Diego. The
biggest one is
on a wall at
G Street and
rest are harder
to find. See if
you can spot
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.
This new county park on San Diego Bay has open green spaces,
playgrounds, an interactive fountain and three tiled sculptures by
the late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Don’t miss the
“Serpent Tree;” you’ll definitely want a photo of it.
1600 Pacific Hwy., Little Italy
Check out The Riparium, an intricate sculpture made of eucalyptus
branches that spans 70 feet, at the entrance to this urban park
that’s right on the water.
585 Harbor Lane, Marina District