Art of Pride

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Who We Are

Art of Pride was created to intentionally have civic and artistic spaces where LGBTQIA+ 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. Art of Pride also supports local San Diego artists through commissioning artwork, providing education, and partnership with local organizations in creating events that bring our community together.


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Art of Pride Zine Issue #2

Art of Pride zine issue #2 is available at this years San Diego Pride Festival – Less than 100 copies printed and available!
If you missed you chance a the festival, a very limited amount of copies are still available. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in a copy!
Each copy is a suggested donation of $10 to TransFamily Support Services (TFSS).
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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.

Our Mission Statement:

Art of Pride is a volunteer cooperative of LGBTQIA+ artists and allies centering on the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA+ artists and the artwork they create. We highlight and celebrate the spectrum of artists of color, women artists, transgender, nonbinary and intersex artists as well as intergenerational art. Together, through our art, we foster community connection, combat homophobia and transphobia, and provide art-based education to uplift San Diego’s LGBTQIA+ art communities.


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Sony is a Proud Sponsor of Art of Pride

Diversity is a core value at Sony. We support the LGBTQ+ community not just in words but in our actions by taking proactive steps to foster inclusion, individuality, and the courage for everyone to be their authentic selves. We believe in creating an inclusive workplace where members of the LGBTQ+ community feel seen, valued, and celebrated. #SonyProud

Art of Pride is grateful for support from the following grantors