UC San Diego’s University Art Gallery made headlines last year when the space lost its funding and only full-time staffer. CityBeat reported that some UCSD professors thought the space would ultimately close while others held out hope. In recent weeks, though, all remaining hopes were squashed when it became clear that the gallery would become a classroom in […]
The first episode of Culturecast, our new podcast that for its first season examines the tensions created by gentrification and the artistic renaissance in Barrio Logan, ended on a cliffhanger. This week, we pick up where we left off and dig into the challenges local developer Greg Strangman faced after rehabbing a few buildings in Barrio Logan. To […]
A Port official has a bright idea to fund a lighting project for the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, a new vision for a Normal Street park, a developer sees potential in Tijuana’s Estacion Federal buildings and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
The Penny for the Arts plan passed in 2012 envisions putting 9.5 percent of the city’s hotel tax collections toward arts programs by 2017. But the mayor’s 2017 budget only devotes 6.4 percent of those collections to the Commission for Arts and Culture.
Public art is a big part of the new Horton Plaza Park, Greg Koch’s new pitch to craft brewers and the latest chance to experience virtual reality.
A real-time look at a changing Barrio Logan, historic Agua Caliente ads have many defenders, what’s next for Bread & Salt and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
Chicano Park activists want their trove of artifacts to have a museum home, Balboa Park stakeholders spell out their priorities, Robert Irwin is having a moment and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
Neighborhood activists have decades’ worth of archives on the history of Chicano Park. They have a name picked out for a future museum, and a website. What they don’t have is a building — that’s where they hope the city steps in.
Making Reo Drive the next Adams Avenue, Baja considers a bullfighting ban, preservationists aren’t happy with the mayor and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
Chula Vista’s Third Avenue gets a makeover, Zaha Hadid’s La Jolla design still in the works and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.