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ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

Bread & Salt

Bread & Salt is a former Weber Bakery turned community arts building located in Logan Heights, a tight knit community located just south of downtown San Diego. It is a 40,000 square foot rambling structure filled with galleries, event spaces, offices and a soon to emerge neighborhood cooperative café. It is a nexus of artists, artisans, designers, established arts organizations, and community members. In 2018 we will engage phase two of the project, which will involve the creation of 25 live/work affordable for rent spaces for artists and artisans. Fine and performance artists, metal workers, wood workers, potters, jewelers and other craftspeople are losing their shops in order to make way for the encroaching downtown and this project will allow a permanent home for these creative individuals. In its time, The Weber Bakery was a stalwart of the community, employing local people and acting as a center of the community, offering jobs, hosting weddings, dances, and a home to community meetings. That which provided sustenance of body also aspired to provide sustenance of soul, of community. That is what we are going to resurrect here, in this barrio, because this arts center can help to establish this area as a haven for artists, for creative thought, for inclusion and for diversity.

Border X Brewing

Border X Brewing is a Mexican inspired craft brewery specializing in true Mexican flavours combined with traditional craft brewing techniques. Our flagship beer, Blood Saison, is an excellent example of fusing the traditional Mexican “agua fresca” with traditional craft brewing to create a delicious new Saison style beer that is floral, almost fruity but with a crisp tart finish. We the only Latino, family owned craft brewery in California, and possibly the US. Our roots are firmly planted in the “Border Region” between Mexico and US, and we believe that it is not only a unique geography, but a state of mind. We chose our name, Border X Brewing, to celebrate the combinations of the best from both sides of the border. Music, art, food and now, craft beer, intersect in new and exciting ways that are only possible when two unique and distinct cultures cross and influence in both directions. Border X Brewing is committed to exploring this fusion in craft brewing in new, exciting and delicious ways.

Horton Plaza Park

Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza Park is a world-class urban plaza and the region’s newest outdoor entertainment venue. From grand scale productions to intimate affairs, the property offers unparalleled service to clients and exceptional experiences for guests. The Park is a central gathering area for Downtown workers, resident and tourists, as well as a destination for the greater San Diego County. Horton Plaza Park is the perfect location for special events, offering a sanctuary amidst the energy and excitement of the Gaslamp District.

The New Childrens Museum

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. Serving San Diego for 30 years, the Museum opened in 1983 in La Jolla as the Children's Museum/Museo de los Niños and reopened downtown in 2008. The New Children’s Museum brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity — blending elements of children’s museums and art museums. The Museum collaborates with contemporary artists on an ongoing basis, both for large-scale thematic exhibitions, individual installations and educational programs for children. The New Children’s Museum is a non-profit institution funded by admissions, memberships and community support. To learn more, visit

San Diego Public Library

With a vision of being the place for opportunity, discovery and inspiration, the San Diego Public Library is a hub for knowledge and lifelong learning. As the largest library system in the region, it serves a population of more than 1.3 million people. Learn about events at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan & Irwin Jacobs Common and 35 community branch libraries, find links to programs and resources or search for materials in the online catalog at