Arts District Liberty Station was envisioned as a place where artists could thrive without worrying about being pushed out by rising rents. But a decade after its launch, arts tenants are finding themselves in the same spot the district was meant to insulate them from: Rents there are too high for many of them to afford.
The latest episode of Culturecast visits a public art series called Parkeology, whose latest installment revisits Balboa Park’s gay cruising culture.
Art is popping up in public places — and in places that are technically public but where no one actually goes. Plus: The case for a permitting system for street performers, the most memorable border art pieces and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
A former San Diego artist dies unexpectedly, searching for the “A” in the IDEA District, underrated breweries in San Diego and more in our weekly roundup of all things arts and culture.
Nearly 30 projects are planned or under construction in East Village, some of which are part of a district that developers have imagined as a home for innovation, design, education and arts — the IDEA District. Yet many of the new projects are displacing the elements it’s meant to embody. The art scene that’s survived for years in the neighborhood’s affordable warehouses is on its way out.
Rep. Duncan Hunter kicks off a debate about art censorship, the push to diversify local theater, the story behind Javier Plascencia’s departure from Bracero and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
Lemon Grove sets its sights on an arts district, a San Diego photographer lands on a New York Times best of 2016 list and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
The finale of “Culturecast” has landed, bad news for arts venues in Barrio Logan post-Ghost Ship, RIP to the Don Diego clock and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
The city says it puts pricey public art pieces in facilities that aren’t accessible to the public because it has to — the funding anchors the art to the site. But a closer look reveals the city might be overly cautious in its approach and that locating the art in nearby locations where the public might actually get to enjoy it could be within the rules after all.
Hillcrest and Mission Valley are getting new fire stations, but neither will come with public art. The city of San Diego has a policy requiring 2 percent of the cost of city construction projects be spent on public art. So when new city buildings like fire stations, libraries, pump stations, lifeguard stations and water facilities are […]