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Save up to 55% on San Diego Art Institute and 44 other San Diego attractions with the Go San Diego Card.

San Diego Art Institute

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San Diego Art Institute

The Art Institute of San Diego, in its ongoing commitment to regional visual arts and artists, presents the Museum of the Living Artist. Housed in the San Diego Art Institute's 10,000 square foot gallery at the House of Charm in Balboa Park, the museum is a showcase for newly created art by regional artists.

A new exhibition opens every four to six weeks, offering a comprehensive perspective on the cutting edge being created in the San Diego region. A visit to the Art Institute of San Diego is your opportunity to see local artwork and support San Diego's artists and art community. Be a part of what's happening in regional arts today!


Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm;
Sunday, 12 pm-4:00 pm
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.


Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

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Present your Go San Diego Card at the admissions counter.


1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Driving Directions

From I-5 south, exit Sassafras Street, left on Laurel Street. From I-5 North, exit at Sixth Ave., turn right on Sixth Ave. and left on El Prado. From the East or West: Take I-8 to 163 South, take University Avenue exit, which becomes Sixth Avenue, turn left on El Prado.

The Art Institute of San Diego also offers ArtBox 2, a program designed as a self-guided exploration of the exhibits to aid the process of discovery and to stimulate communication between adults and children. Ask for an ArtBox 2 brochure at the door.

Don't miss a trip to the Artisan Gallery at the Art Institute of San Diego, which features unique handcrafted gifts created by local artists. Browse through a gorgeous selection of pottery, fused and blown glass, jewelry, clothing, greeting cards, as well as scenic prints of San Diego's landscapes and seascapes.

Gift certificates are also available for the Artisan Gallery and the Fine Visual Arts Gallery. All proceeds from any purchases directly support the region's artists and craftspeople.

Save on admission to the Art Institute of San Diego, plus San Diego's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!

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  • Open year-round
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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1439 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-236-0011

Website: www.sandiego-art.org

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