San Diego County is bursting with creative people doing interesting things, but it can be hard to learn about them. Our sixth “Meeting of the Minds” hopes to counteract the sprawl and disconnect between San Diego’s neighborhoods and art niches — and spark some conversations about the cultural side of this county we live in. It’s the latest in our series that’s taken us up to the rooftop at Horton Plaza and into a historic bakery-turned-arts-space in Logan Heights.
Join us Sept. 18 in East Village’s new Silo at Makers Quarter, a lot at 15th and F streets, for the event. You’ll learn about San Diego’s “mutant-punk underground,” a local notable scenic designer for plays and musicals, the work of using art to heal a neighborhood and more. The event is for VOSD members, but we’ll be offering a discounted membership rate to join us that evening. Learn more about the six presenters and let us know you’re coming. I can’t wait.
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• VOSD fact-checked the former director of the now-shuttered San Diego Film Commission on her claim the group attracted “up to $100 million in direct production spending” annually in San Diego.
• Leaders at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park are “very optimistic” they’ll be able to reopen the iconic California Tower to public access in time for the 2015 celebration in the park. Visitors haven’t been admitted since 1935. (U-T San Diego)
• Check out the sandcastles sculpted this past weekend downtown. (NBC 7 San Diego)