Art of Pride


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.


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Art of Pride: Artist Reception

Art of Pride welcomes you to join us at San Diego Pride offices for the opening reception of our next bi-monthly exhibition! Join us on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00PM at 3620 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104

This Multi-Artist Exhibition features pieces from 7 LGBTQ+ local artists, including: Raymond Hitchcock, Gini Mann-Deibert, Aries Tjhin, Tom Tirado, Erik Benson, Nicole Verdes, and John Keasler.

Light hors d’oeuvres & refreshments will be available.

Art of Pride is a volunteer-led program of San Diego Pride with the goal of highlighting and celebrating San Diego’s diverse and talented LGBTQ+ artists and their work. To learn more about Art of Pride, donate to support our year-round art programs, or get involved, visit or email [email protected].



Registration is not required and attendance is free of charge. Donations will be accepted at the door or online and 100% of your donation will support Art of Pride’s year-round programs.


American Sign Language interpretation services can be arranged for this event with at least one week of advance notice. We will provide reserved seating for those who use ASL interpreters and those with accessibility needs in the first row. The venue is accessible to all mobility devices. All-gender, mobility-device-accessible restrooms are available at the venue. For any other accommodation needs, please email [email protected] one week before the event.


San Diego Pride is excited to provide a variety of options for people to come together in ways that feel comfortable, healthy, and safe. We ask each individual to review the guidelines and setting for this event in order to assess their own comfortability with attendance.

San Diego Pride is requiring proof of full vaccination at the door for this event. You will be asked to show your Vaccination Card along with identification before entering the building. “Full Vaccination” requires at least 2 weeks to have passed since your final vaccination shot (or sole vaccination shot for Johnson & Johnson.)

Out of respect for body autonomy and an understanding of the reasons folks may not be vaccinated, San Diego Pride will also accept a Negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to the event. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status while indoors. Disposable masks will be available at the door.

We encourage everyone to sign up for CA Notify as an added layer of protection for themselves and the community to receive alerts when you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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For remaining questions please contact [email protected]

NOTICE: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By attending this event, you are acknowledging that you are, on behalf of yourself or any invitees, voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 or any other disease.

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


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