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Urban and unconventional art styles are a staunch favourite in San Diego, California, like in much of the West Coast area. Excellent examples of contemporary art can also be found in various venues across the city, produced by passionate and talented artists from the region and beyond. Our guide looks at ten of the best contemporary art galleries and spaces in San Diego.
Murals of La Jolla is an initiative undertaken in 2010 in La Jolla, a seaside community in San Diego with a fabulous view over the ocean. The project’s Art Advisory Committee, composed of the heads of the major visual arts organisations in La Jolla, periodically commissions artists to cover the walls of privately held buildings in the neighbourhood with murals printed on vinyl and installed on billboard-like structures. The result is an en plein air art venue and an invasion of witty, colourful, large-scale art brought to San Diego’s streets. The praiseworthy project offers the entire local community a free display of museum quality art; to date, new works by Catherine Opie, Nina Katchadourian, Julian Opie, among others, have been installed throughout La Jolla. Murals of Jolla is an initiative of the La Jolla Community Foundation.