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Queer Youth Art Show

San Diego Pride Youth Programs invite you to join the Youth Art Show, a space that showcases young local LGBTQIA+ artists and performers. Art can be a powerful form of expression, and we welcome the opportunity to help our youth share their stories with family, friends, faculty, and the community.

2023 Youth Art Show theme: Thrive

When: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 PM PST
Where: You Belong Here, 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Calling all youth LGBTQIA+ artists and performers!

Do you draw, paint, take photographs, write poetry, or create pottery, or perform? All art mediums are welcome! You can submit a picture, document, or video of your art/performance below. Once we receive your submission, we will contact you with further details about the exhibition.

If you have any questions or would like more information email [email protected].

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Calling for Queer Latine Artists

Call for Queer Latine artists to create digital art for the Mundo Latino Stage at the 2023 San Diego Pride Festival. Our Festival theme is “Thrive”!


Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023
Results Announced: May 1, 2023
Public Mural Display: July 14 – 16, 2023

Award for the winning selection: $350

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Llamado a artistas Queer Latines para crear una obra de arte digital a exhibir en Mundo Latino Stage en el festival de San Diego Pride 2023. ¡Nuestra temática es “Florecer”!


Fecha límite para aplicar: 15 de Abril de 2023

Publicación de los resultados: 1 de Mayo de 2023

Exhibición pública del mural: 14 – 16 Julio de 2023


Premio a la selección ganadora: $350

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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.


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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.

Art of Pride is a volunteer cooperative of LGBTQ+ artists and allies centering on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ art communities.

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