Over the course of two years, the Museum will work with four San Diego county neighborhoods to engage new audiences by supporting, implementing, and collaborating on the development of public art and art education programs throughout San Diego County. An Artist-In-Residence will be chosen for each selected community. This artist will live in San Diego and work with a local lead artist and focus group to design and realize a public art project.
- Current Project: Lincoln Park (and the greater area: including Valencia Park, Chollas View, and Emerald Hills)
- Current Project: Logan Heights (and the greater area including Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Stockton, Memorial Heights, and Sherman Heights)
- Additional communities will be announced for 2014.
Over the course of several months, community members will work with selected artists' to determine the content, location, and media of each work of art, and decide how this work reflects the unique character of their community. Follow Open Spaces on Facebook, attend a community meeting, or contact us for more information on how to become involved.
Attend a Meeting
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Bread & Salt (Public Architecture & Planning)
1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
Discuss the three projects presented at the last Open Spaces meeting. Artist-in-Residence Roberto Salas, and Lead Artist Misael Diaz will share updates on the progress of these ideas, and the conversation will be open to all feedback to narrow down the projects.
As an initiative of the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund, the Museum aims to create partnerships with new audiences that strengthen San Diego's cultural environment and celebrate beauty in local communities through:
- The creation of permanent, iconic works of public artworks which reflect the unique social fabric of each area, and strengthen a personal sense of identity and place.
- Spur cultural tourism and demonstrate the positive, economic impact of public art.
- Engage neighbors in a collaborative art project while building meaningful and enduring relationships between residents and the Museum.
- Support the imagination, uniqueness, and significance of local communities.