Art of Pride

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Art of Pride was created to intentionally have civic and artistic spaces where LGBTQ artists can freely express themselves and have a venue for community members to enjoy their creativity. The program offers a space in the festival as well as the opportunity to be a featured artist with their pieces displayed at the Pride office in North Park.

Are you interested in becoming a FEATURED ARTIST at Art of Pride this year or entering a piece into our new JURIED ART SHOW? Use the buttons below for more information and to apply.

 

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Expressions of Pride: On the Steps of San Diego Museum of Art - June 24

In celebration of Pride month, we are partnering with The San Diego Museum of Art for Expressions of Pride: On the Steps of San Diego Museum of Art on June 24th from 4:00-7:00 PM. 

In honor of Larry Baza and his dedication to art, the community, and bringing Pride to Balboa Park, the Museum is offering free admission* from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on June 24 for the Expressions of Pride: On the Steps at SDMA.

PERFORMANCES BY:
  • DISCO RIOT
  • Gilbert Castellanos
  • San Diego Shakespeare Society
  • Nishi la Tremenda y Sus Aliados
ARTIST AND ART-MAKING BOOTHS FEATURING:
  • Local LGBTQ+ artists curated by Art of Pride
  • Participatory community art project
  • Public art-making activity with SDMA Educators

All are welcome!

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Art of Pride is Expanding

San Diego Pride’s Art of Pride program is expanding! We’re looking for a diverse group of local LGBTQIA+ Artists and Art Professionals to join our Program Committee to help guide programming to support, uplift, and highlight San Diego’s queer artists! To learn more or apply, please fill out the form below

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About Art of Pride

Art of Pride was first organized in 2005 by community activist Judy Forman (aka Judy the Beauty on Duty) alongside local artist and activist John Keasler to create intentional civic and artistic spaces where LGBTQ artists can freely express themselves and have a venue for community members to discover and enjoy their creativity. The program has historically connected local LGBTQIA+ artists with space at the San Diego Pride Festival to display and sell their work as well as the opportunity to be a featured artist with their pieces exhibited at Pride’s office in North Park. In 2020, Art of Pride became an official program of San Diego Pride and has begun building upon this programming to reach and support more of San Diego’s LGBTQIA+ Artists and those that appreciate their work.

We are a volunteer cooperative of LGBTQ+ artists and allies centering on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ artists and the artwork they create. Together, we foster community connections for San Diego’s LGBTQ+ art communities. Through our art, we combat homophobia and transphobia, and we highlight and celebrate the spectrum of artists of color, women artists, and intergenerational art. We are explicitly inclusive and affirming of Trans and non-binary folks.

Watch Art of Pride through the years

Check out the Art of Pride Archive