Open House San Diego

Open House San Diego
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GUIDED TOURS | OPEN EXPERIENCES

 

OH! Live Schedule

We are soooo excited to be able to offer 50+ carefully curated in-person experiences this year, providing the opportunity to explore San Diego in a whole new way.  Featured sites include historic places, public spaces, and, of course, behind the scenes tours of notable architecture.

How to plan your weekend: there are two parts to the OH! schedule. Sites with guided tours require advance registration, so you’ll want to review these first and sign up early. Please note that tours are filling up fast; to check for availability click the “register” button below each tour.

Then, review our online schedule of open experiences or print the open experiences schedule and bring it with you– no reservation required – there’s something for everyone. Scroll on to view all of the offerings.

 

Guided Tours: Reserve Your Spot!

These in-demand tours will fill up fast, so sign up early to reserve your spot.  As a courtesy, please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation, so that the space can be made available to others.

All tours are approximately one hour unless otherwise listed.

 

Barrio Logan

 

Urban Design Finds Bike Tour – Back for it’s second year!

Meet at Café Moto, 2619 National Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This 2.5 hour tour will casually take urban explorers to 4-5 locations around the central core of Barrio Logan. This is a short 3-4 mile flat ride and is appropriate for riders and families of any level. We will plan to spend 20-45 minutes at each location- a brief orientation only.  Our tour ends amidst tacos stands, eateries and breweries if you wish to stay for lunch.  Bring a helmet and a bike lock. You alone are responsible for the safety and security of yourself and your bicycle. Limited to the first 25 riders. Ron Miriello is the organizer and your guide for this community event.

 

 

Villa Montezuma Guided Tours

1925 K Street, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 | Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Image credit: Brady Architectural Photography

Tour the magnificent Villa Montezuma and learn about its amazing history. In collaboration with the Friends of Villa Montezuma.No photography inside the villa.  Limited to 12 people per tour.

To register, text your preferred day/time to 619-233-8833

 

 

Thorn Brewing/Acre of Awesome 

1745 National Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00

Image credit: Thorn Brewing/Acre of Awesome

Guided tours showcasing the sustainable mission behind this popular venue. Hear about how during the pandemic, the owners of Thorn Brewing brought new life into their Barrio Logan brewery through the innovative use of unsold beer to create craft gin, vodka, and limited-edition whiskey; and the use of upcycled furnishings to create a new outdoor seating area for the Acre of Awesome. Max. 10 people.

 

City Heights

 

The Egyptian Revival, Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Architecture of City Heights 

Start at 4007 Euclid Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. 

Image credit: Brady Architectural Photography

Architectural historian Kiley Wallace and historians Alexandra Wallace and Ellie McMillan from Landmark Historic Preservation will guide a short walking tour starting at the Lotus Garden Thai restaurant at 4007 Euclid Avenue. The tour will include a brief early history of the City Heights/East San Diego Community and a look at the award-winning restoration of the Art Deco Silverado ballroom. Learn more about the rare architectural style of the Egyptian Garage and visit the Tower Bar, a neighborhood icon. The tour will include information about the nearby Islanair Historic District, to set the stage for a self-guided tour. Max. 20 people. Street parking.

 

 

Wilson Middle School

3838 Orange Avenue, San Diego

Friday, March 18, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

Image credit: Brady Architectural Photography

Wilson Middle School is an all-new 142,000 square foot performing arts school constructed to replace the previous school buildings on the site.  Completed for the San Diego Unified School District in the summer of 2021, the Wilson Middle School is the west side of what will eventually become an education campus, once Central Elementary School, currently under construction on the east side, is completed in 2023. The traditional school classroom has been reinvented at Wilson to provide a variety of diverse teaching spaces to teach and learn both inside and outside the classroom. Many innovative energy saving systems are built into the school’s design. Thermal chimneys that use a centuries old technique for cooling and ventilating the classrooms have been updated with 21st century technology, and a 6,000 square foot solar panel array that also functions as a lunch shelter are just two examples of sustainable energy efficient design that will be on display. The tour by RNT Architects will include the school’s unique performing arts facilities including a 500-seat theater.  Max. 20 people.  1 ½ hours.

 

Coronado

 

Hotel del Coronado Front Porch Tour

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (2 tours)

Image credit: Hotel del Coronado

Join architect David Marshall of Heritage Architecture & Planning for a behind the scenes look at the meticulous partial restoration of the historic front porch. Max. 20 people. Parking validation not provided, street parking available.

 

 

Hotel del Coronado Industrial Buildings Tour

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. (2 tours)

Image credit:  OBR Architects

Join architect Christopher Bittner of OBR Architecture for a guided tour of the recently restored industrial buildings that played a supporting role in the Hotel’s history and see how they have been repurposed for the future. Max. 20 people. Parking validation not provided, street parking available.

 

 

 

 

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Hotel del Coronado History Tour

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Bring to life the iconic resort’s rich heritage with a docent-led walking tour of the Victorian building and gardens, including access to behind-the-scenes areas. Tour includes a brief overview of the front porch and industrial buildings. Max. 20 people. Parking validation not provided, street parking available.

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Walking Tour of Historic Coronado, hosted by the Coronado Historical Association

Meet at the Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

Image credit: Coronado Historical Association

One of the best ways to experience Coronado is to go on a walking tour. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and 2 miles at a comfortable pace. They are appropriate for young and old, alike. This is an outdoor tour. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated persons with the booster shot and required for those who are not.  Max. 15 people.

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Downtown

 

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

222 Marina Parkway, San Diego | Parking available at Joe’s Crab Shack

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 12:00

Image credit: Rady Shell, photo by Gary Payne

Tour of the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Led by Katy McDonald, Chief of Staff at the San Diego Symphony and Greg Mueller, of Tucker Sadler Architects, the firm’s CEO and Design Principal, this one-hour tour will show you the performance shell, backstage artist support spaces, three professional kitchens, underground restrooms, and more. This is true a collaboration between the SD Symphony, Port of SD, Coastal commission and The City of SD.  The design is a derivative of nature. Max. 30 people.

Meet at Gate 1  – map included in the registration page

 

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Walking Tour: The Evolution of Downtown Development

Meet at the Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station on the corner of 5th Ave and L St. The nearest parking structure is located at the 6th & K Parkade.

Saturday, March 20, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

Since its inception, Downtown San Diego has been through a range of booms and busts. Come explore the rich history, architecture, and urban planning through this 1.5 hour walking tour that will include seeing sites in the Gaslamp Quarter, Marina District, Core/Columbia neighborhood, East Village, and Ballpark District. The tour will discover some of downtown’s most recognizable landmarks as well as seeing some secret attractions. Come learn about the first structures built in downtown and those that are currently under construction. Led by John Martinez, Senior Associate and Project Designer, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. Max. 15 people.

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UC San Diego @ Park & Market

1100 Park Boulevard, San Diego – Meet at the Terrace level.  Street Parking

Image credit: UC San Diego Park & Market; photo by Steven J. Magner Photography

Led by Mary Walshok, UC San Diego Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Public Programs, this tour will explore Park & Market. This award-winning, 4-story, 66,750-square foot transit-oriented, mixed-use building provides access to the education and resources of a global research university through collaborations with the academic, community, and business partners active in local and cross-border regions. 90 minutes. Max. 30 people.

 

 

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Waterfront Park tour

1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego

Sunday, March 20 @ 2:00 p.m.

Image credit: Schmidt Design Group

Join Landscape Architects Glen Schmidt and Jeff Justus of Schmidt Design Group for a guided tour of the popular Waterfront Park. Learn about the design process and intent, and what changes the County has in store for the future. Max. 30 people. Meet at the corner of N. Harbor Drive and West Ash.

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Seneca Trattoria and The Reading Club

InterContinental Hotel, 19th floor – 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 (3 tours)

Image credit: The Reading Club, Consortium Holdings

Enjoy a special tour of the exclusive, highly-curated private club located on the 20th floor of the InterContinental overlooking the San Diego Bayfront. For members only, the entrance is through a bookshelf-lined room with hidden doors triggered by a secret lock. Upon entering there are custom glowing columns, marbled lined floors and vaulted 20-foot ceilings clad in walnut millwork with inset custom cloud murals. The decor is defined by ornate neoclassical details, and the main lounge will showcase a hand-painted mural inspired by the 19th century Hudson River School landscape paintings. The sculpted mermaid fireplace, at 1.5x human scale, in the center is flanked by views of the harbor and sits beneath a copper compass rose with an oversized chandelier. The club space includes multiple areas, including a 2000 sf patio, 1500 sf bar, dining room, private meeting rooms, a library and reading room. Designed by Taylor Leage of Consortium Holdings. Max. 6 people per tour. No photography allowed.

 

 

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La Mesa

 

Briercrest Park

9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa – Dog Friendly!  Kid Friendly!

Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:00 – 1:00 p.m., with guided tours at 10:30 and 11:30.

Image credit: Brady Architectural Photography

Explore Briercrest Park in La Mesa with Drew Hubbell of Hubbell and Hubbell Architects as your guide. Drew and his father, artist James Hubbell, designed several features in the park including a mosaic butterfly, labyrinth, and a colorful public wash room. The Ilan-Lael Foundation, Hubbell’s non-profit art education foundation will also be on hand with information about upcoming art classes, tours, programs and activities at their Julian property.  Ilan-Lael Foundation mosaic artist Emilie Ledieu who built many of the mosaics in Briercrest Park will host a hands-on mosaic building project with attendees invited to participate.

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Downtown La Mesa History Walk

Meet at Legacy Park Lookout, 8402 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Join La Mesa Historical Society president, historian and author Jim Newland for a guided tour of downtown detailing the city’s architectural and commercial heritage, concluding at the McKinney House Museum and its Research Archives.  Max. 40 people.

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SPECIAL PROGRAM:  A Look Into Severin Grossmont Hills with Richard Thomas Sweeney

Bo-Beau, 8384 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa

Sunday, March 20, 2022  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Author Richard Thomas Sweeney will provide a presentation on La Mesa’s Severin Grossmont Hills neighborhood and its unique suburban development history. Followed by hosted wine and cheese courtesy of our program sponsor, Nikki Kreibich.

 

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National City

 

Parco

800 B Avenue, National City

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

Image credit: Parco, photo by Chip Hatter

Guided Tours of this innovative new mixed-use development by Malick Infill Development and Protea Properties.  Architecture by Miller Hull Partnership.  Landscape design by McCullough Landscape Architects.

 

 

 

 

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UC San Diego

 

IGPP Judith & Walter Munk Laboratory

8800 Biological Grade, UC San Diego – Parking on campus can be purchased via ParkMobile app.

Saturday, March 4, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Masks required inside all campus buildings.

Image credit: UCSD Munk Lab, photo by Darren Bradley

Situated on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Laboratory has been an incubator of scientific and geophysical exploration and advancement since its original construction in 1963. The building houses laboratories and offices for IGPP and is named for renowned SIO oceanographer Walter Munk who is known as the father of oceanography. The laboratory is the work of acclaimed San Diego architect Lloyd Ruocco, FAIA. It is one of Ruocco’s most significant buildings, notable for its organic design and functional attributes encouraging collaboration at all levels. The exterior restoration project completed in 2020 returned the building to its former glory by repairing, selectively replacing, and refinishing severely deteriorated redwood and Douglas fir features including structural beams, posts, siding, sliding glass doors, and windows, reversing decades of deferred maintenance. Following the restoration, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the project was recognized with a Preservation Design Award and People Choice Award from the California Preservation Foundation.

The tour is offered in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Diego chapter (AIA-SD) and will be led by preservation architect Carmen Pauli of Heritage Architecture & Planning and Todd Pitman, UC San Diego Assistant Director of Campus Planning and Lloyd Ruocco archivist. Guest attendees will include senior faculty and staff from IGPP who will provide insight on the ground-breaking research that occurs at this unique historic site.  Max. 30 people.

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North Torrey Pines Living Learning Laboratory/Craft Center

At Sixth College along the Ridge Walk path  – Masks required inside all campus buildings.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 12:30 -2:00 | Sunday March 20, 12:30-2:00

Image credit: Darren Bradley

The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN) is a 10-acre interdisciplinary environment merging academic, residential, commercial, and community spaces. The 1.6M square-foot complex is the largest in the history of the architecturally acclaimed school, and fulfills its vision for a fully integrated campus community. Designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, HKS Architects, OJB Landscape Architects, and built by Clark Construction.  Join the architects and Landscape architects for a 60 minute guided tour of the building and site then stop in at the Craft Center to see the new Makers space offered at the center of the complex.  Max. 25 people.

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HUB @ Design Lab

Meet at UC San Diego Central Campus trolley stop. Masks required inside all campus buildings.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 10:30 and 2:30 (2 tours) | Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 10:30

Take a guided tour of the new Design and Innovation Building which houses the Design Lab. The Design and Innovation Building is the nexus of UC San Diego’s vibrant creative ecosystem, entrepreneurial network, and experiential learning. Here, the next generation of changemakers will unite with other visionary thinkers and inventers in nontraditional collaborations that have the potential to develop ingenious new solutions and upend convention.  Learn about how the building brings together educators, professionals, and students to embark on innovation and special projects.  Also, hear a short lecture on the Design Lab’s involvement in bringing the World Design Capital (WDC) to San DiegoTijuana in 2024. Max. 60 people.

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Open Experiences: No Reservation Required!

The following tours and experiences are open to the public – no reservations required! There’s lots to see and do across all seven Open House neighborhoods, so get ready to plan your weekend. Browse by neighborhood below and let the exploration begin! 

Explore the list below or print the schedule and bring it with you.

 

Barrio Logan

Image credit: Casitas Harrison, Brady Architectural Photography

 

Chicano Park Art Murals

1949 Logan Avenue

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00

Meet at the kiosk for a guided tour of the celebrated Chicano Park art murals, provided by the Chicano Park Steering Committee and the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center.

 

 

Walk the Block

Logan Avenue, between Chicano Park & 26th Street

Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Businesses along Logan Avenue join forces to create an activated walking and shopping experience

 

 

Old Fashioned Lumber

1815 Main Street, San Diego

Open Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Check out artisans at work in their studio

 

 

Los Patios

1776 National Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Get a sneak peek at this new (and colorful) mixed use development, with guided tours every 30 minutes.

 

 

La Esquina

2222 Logan Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Guided tours of this precedent project in the heart of Barrio Logan

 

 

Casitas Harrison ADU

2285 Harrison Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022  11:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Meet the architect and enjoy a guided tour of this infill project maximizing the potential of a small lot

 

 

Bread & Salt

1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Gallery space features multiple exhibits including Irma Sofia Poeter, New Man: A Woman’s Gaze; Not an Exit Gallery, James Brown of Public Architecture; Bread & Salt Current Artist in Residence, Walter Hewitt; ICE Gallery, Jamie Franks-Hurry; Quint One, Athenaeum Art Center, and more. If you’re hungry (or thirsty), Bread & Salt has got you covered with their on-site purveyor, Mujeres offering pulled pork and beer.

 

 

Daffodil

1932 Kearny Street, San Diego

Directly across the alley on the West side of Bread & Salt

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00

Daffodil, by The Society of Master Craftsmen and Public, is an art and craft driven mixed-use project that consists of 16 apartments, a 5 room boutique hotel and a restaurant. The project will feature murals and installations by some of San Diego’s best artists and artisans, curated by Jim Brown and the Bread & Salt team.  Under construction now.  Get a preview of what’s in store with a guided tour by Ben Longwell of The Society of Master Craftsmen.

 

 

Tecture

2001 Main Street, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022  10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come visit San Diego’s premier design and fabrication studio.  Yes, you too can walk the halls where some of your favorite San Diego projects are ideated and created.   If you like funky warehouses full of desks and tools, then this is the spot for you.

 

City Heights 

Image credit: Ocean Discovery Institute, Rob Wellington Quigley Architects

 

Ocean Discovery Institute

4255 Thorn Street, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Guided tours every 15 minutes

Get an inside look at the Ocean Discovery Institute Living Lab, designed by architect Rob Quigley. The Living Lab is environmentally sustainable and seamlessly integrated with the natural and cultural environment. It provides local children with the opportunity to learn about ocean science in at state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor space.

 

 

 

Azalea Park Art Walk

Art walk: Poplar Street between Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden and Fairmount Street

Hub: Vicki Leon’s studio at 4125 Poplar Street

Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Come join the fun as this artsy neighborhood struts its stuff. Visit the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden to explore native plants and unique sculptures and murals. On adjacent Poplar Street, enjoy live music, peruse art from local artists, visit the studio of local artist Vicki Leon and see mosaic artists at work, and more. Kid Friendly and Dog Friendly.

 

 

Wat Sovannkiri Buddhist Temple

3864 52nd Street, San Diego

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Open to the public, with weekend food market

 

 

City Heights Canyon Loop Trail Hike

Saturday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Meet at Ocean Discovery Institute (4255 Thorn Street) for a guided hike of Manzanita Canyon, a part of the 5-mile City Heights Canyons Loop Trail, led by San Diego Canyonlands. This 2 mile, approximately 1 hour hike will cover a variety of terrain, some steep, so please wear appropriate footwear. The tour will end with a walk through the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden to Poplar Street, where you can stroll the Azalea Park Art Walk to make your way back to the Manzanita Gathering Place, with stairs down to Ocean Discovery Institute.

 Sunday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m.

Meet at Manzanita Gathering Place (at the crossing of Manzanita Place and Manzanita Drive, near 4358 Manzanita Drive) for a guided hike of the Manzanita Canyon, part of the 5-mile City Heights Canyons Loop Trail, led by City Heights Canyons Loop Trail steward Linda Pennington. This 2 mile, approximately one hour hike will cover a variety of terrain, some steep, so please wear appropriate footwear. The tour will showcase art elements along the trail and at the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden. A walk along Poplar Street will showcase how local art has played a leading role in this community, with mosaics, murals, and an entry monument.

 

Coronado

 

Image credit: Sacred Heart Parish, Brady Architectural Photography

 

Sacred Heart Chapel and Parish Hall

655 C Street, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Guided tours every 30 minutes

Tour this thoughtful modernization of an Irving Gill-designed church campus by domusstudio.

 

 

Village Theater

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Guided tours at 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30

Tour the award-winning restoration of this 1940s-era theater.

 

 

Coronado Historical Association

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Museum Open

Current Exhibit: Uprooted: The Story of the Japanese Americans of Coronado

 

 

1906 Lodge

1060 Adella Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Guided tours every 30 minutes

 

 

Glorietta Bay Inn

1630 Glorietta Bay Blvd., Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Open for self-guided tours

 

 

Coronado Library

640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday March 20, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Open for self-guided tours

 

 

Downtown

 

Image credit: Seaport Village

 

A Space 4 Art

340 16th Street, San Diego

Friday, March 18, 2022 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Local non-profit A Space 4 Art provides affordable spaces for artists, free educational outreach for underserved students, and diverse cultural offerings for the community at large. Come check it out and meet local artists at their Open Studio event. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required.

 

 

Seaport Village

Seaport Village Lighthouse District (exterior courtyard)

Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Experience the revitalization of this waterfront shopping and dining destination and learn more about what’s to come with the Seaport San Diego proposal, which would reimagine a prime section of the San Diego bayfront into a vibrant and inclusive mixed-use district offering recreational, commercial, cultural and educational offerings.

 

 

San Diego Central Library

330 Park Blvd, San Diego

Open Friday and Saturday 9:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Visit the library’s current exhibition: Occupy Thirdspace II: Art and Word in TJ/SD explores the relationship between the visual arts and word (word). It documents the history of this relationship from the late 1980s to the present, through the work of artists who have lived and worked in Tijuana and San Diego.

 

La Mesa

 

Image credit: McKinney House, Brady Architectural Photography

 

McKinney House

8369 University Avenue, La Mesa

Open Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with docents available

 

 

La Mesa Train Depot

4695 Nebo Drive, La Mesa

Open Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Briercrest Park

9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa

Dog Friendly!  Kid Friendly!

Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Get a closer look at the Hubbell and Hubbell-designed mosaic features in the park including a butterfly, labyrinth, and a colorful public wash room. The Ilan-Lael Foundation, Hubbell’s non-profit art education foundation will be on hand with information about upcoming art classes, tours, programs and activities at their Julian property.  Ilan-Lael Foundation mosaic artist Emilie Ledieu who built many of the mosaics in Briercrest Park will host a hands-on mosaic building project with attendees invited to participate.

 

 

National City

 

Image credit: Brick Row, photo by Brady Architectural Photography

 

Kimball House

21 West Plaza Blvd, National City

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Take a step back in time and learn about the history of National City with guided tours of the home of the city’s founder, Frank Kimball. Across the street, get a glimpse inside the Brick Row home of Todd Quarles.

 

 

ARTS (A Reason to Survive)

200 E. 12th Street, National City

Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Local nonprofit A Reason To Survive (ARTS) invites families to the ARTS Center for tours of creative spaces and Maker Workshop. Enjoy an exhibition of their work in ARTS’ outdoor gallery space, with an art activity for kids (while supplies last).

 

 

Lincoln Acres Community Park 

2717 Granger Avenue, National City

Friday, March 18, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

County Park staff will be on hand with exhibits showcasing the park’s history and the process of designing the latest expansion with engagement from the community. Come learn about its evolution from tiny hidden park to large open space with room for the whole community. The adjacent library will also be open for self-guided tours.

 

 

Market on 8th

41 E. 8th Street, National City

Saturday, march 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

 

 

National City Depot Museum

922 W. 23rd Street, National City

Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The museum, operated and maintained by the San Diego Electric Railway Association, focuses on San Diego’s rich streetcar and rail history. Exhibits include the 1903 San Diego Electric Railway Car number 54, San Diego Trolley Car 1002, and an O-Scale model railroad exhibit.

 

 

UC San Diego

 

Image credit: UC San Diego

 

Geisel Library

9500 Gilman Drive

Open Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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