Art of Pride

Art of Pride

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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Images of Pride 2023

Step into a world of vibrant diversity, captivating community, and the powerful expression of San Diego Pride like never before! 🌈

Art of Pride cordially invites you to immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of emotions, colors, and stories at our annual “Images of Pride” photography exhibition. Get ready to embark on a visual journey that captures the spirit of this year’s San Diego Pride festivities.

Light Refreshments and Beverages will be served. 🍷 🧀 🍇

This event is Free and Open the Public.

📸 Please RSVP 

Opening Reception: Friday, October, 6th, 2023 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition Dates:  October 6th through December 1st, 2023

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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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