It’s easy to make summer all about beaches and sunshine when you’re kicking back this season in California. Except then you would miss out on Barrio Logan, San Diego’s vibrant burgeoning artistic district, and that would be deeply regrettable. Just under the bridge to Coronado island is where you’ll be exposed to incredible graffiti hundreds of feet in the air on the freeway passes and streets that capture the urban stories and voices of Barrio Logan’s fierce and bold community and culture. And it’s not just limited to the streets. With a collection of galleries and collective artist workspaces, prepare to see truly original art and performances at diverse venues including La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Bread & Salt, Glaus Haus, Chicano Art Gallery, Roots Factory, La Esquina, and Urban Barrio Logan. To do it true justice, you’ll want to grab your friends and family or indulge in a solo culture fest and do the Barrio Art Crawl—a free self-guided tour featuring murals, open studios and galleries, and local businesses all through out the Barrio Logan Artist Districts. With live music and seriously fresh art, this is one art scene you’ll want to be an urban explorer in. And believe us when we say, make sure to chow down on the San Diego Taco Company’s amazing fish and al pastor tacos that you’ll come across on the crawl. Among all that striking Chicano local art is also the best homemade tacos and corn tortillas you’ll have all summer long.
On Saturday August 30th, the Barrio Art Crawl is from 3-10 pm.