If you like local, unique art and want a chance to interact with artists and buy their works, go to the Spanish Village!
1770 Village Place, San Diego CA 92101
The Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park holds 37 different studios/galleries that host over 200 different artists. Built in 1935, the Village area was designed for the California Pacific International Exposition and made to look like a cute old village in Spain. Just as many places within Balboa Park were repurposed for World War II efforts, the Village was used as a temporary barracks for the US Army. In 1947, artists took over the area again and have stayed ever since. Find artists of all different medias including, pottery, oil, collage, jewelry, photography, watercolor and more. Many of San Diego’s artist guilds have studio space here, including the San Diego Potters’ Guild, the Art Glass Guild of San Diego and the Southwestern Artist Association. It’s Gallery 21 holds public art exhibitions and is a great place to check out within the Village.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.