Events Overview

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  • Waving the Flag


    William Feeney
    July 1 to August 28

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, July 12th 6-9pm

    Artist Talk ~ Saturday, August 9th 7:30pm

     "My art is about the intersection of an individual and an institution. The place where things are exposed, negotiated, and solved. My art is about questions, even when it implies answers." Read more...


  • San Diego Dance Connect

    Tuesday, July 29th  5-8:30pm

    Join the conversation about dance in San Diego at this community event with an interactive presentation by Amy Fitterer, Executive Director of Dance/USA. Read more...


  • Art Produce in the Union Tribune

    "Spring Preview: Visual Arts"
    by James Chute - San Diego Union Tribune - March 15, 2014

    Excerpt featuring Art Produce:
    There’s not another gallery in San Diego like Lynn Susholtz’s Art Produce Gallery. Even naming it a gallery stretches the meaning of the term. Read more...


  • Art Produce in City Beat

    "The seven-headed serpent monster
    San Diego's alternative art spaces rise, fall, and rise again"

    by Susan Myrland - San Diego City Beat - November 13, 2013

    Excerpt featuring Art Produce:

    Lynn Susholtz’s North Park space Art Produce is one of the few alternative galleries with longevity. Susholtz purchased the building in 1999, renovated it and reopened it as an art gallery in 2001. She added a community garden in 2010, used for film screenings, workshops, art installations and events. A third renovation in 2012 expanded the gallery and made room for a café, creating a synergistic relationship between the tenants, restaurant and art.  Read more...


  • nighttime

    Anna O'Cain
    May 10 to June 15 

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, May 10th 6-9pm

    Flower Flag Workshop ~ Saturday, May 17th 2-5pm

    "The original portrait idea was dramatically reshaped. I hope nighttime evokes an awkward drift backward into memories and simultaneously moves to thoughts of spring. The intrigue of exploring a different space within a wacky mix of written documents and photographs is where I started with this puzzle. In the end nighttime became a rumination on moving forward and a tribute to my mother, Katherine Wright O'Cain Hunt." Read more...


  • assemblé

    San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
    An evening of community, dance, music and fun!

    Thursday, June 26th 4-8pm
    In the Art Produce Garden during the North Park Farmer's Market

    This free, family friendly event features tastes from North Park Farmer's Market vendors, local craft beer, and performances by the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Performance Ensemble. Read more...


  • YARID Fundraiser for Urban Refugees


    Tuesday, June 17th 7-9:30pm
    In the Art Produce Garden

    Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) is a grassroots, non-profit organization in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of YARID is to empower refugees, orphans and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) around Africa to overcome the burdens of deprivation and vulnerability to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society. Read more...


  • Snakes in the Garden

    Art, Dance, Cocktails

    Saturday, May 17th 12-5pm
    During the North Park Festival of Arts

    Cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company, Gallery Exhibit by Anna O’Cain, Interactive Sculptures by William Feeney, and Social Dance Stage hosted by Meeshi Ravi.  Read more...


  • Glamour at the End of Time

    Alexia Markarian
    March 1 to April 27

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, March 8th 6-9pm

    Artist Talk ~ Saturday, April 12th 7pm

    Markarian creates an art boutique to consider and explore the expressive power inherent in everyday objects. These articles, altered by scale, juxtaposition and unconventional materials, become something more complicated, intriguing and mysterious. Meant to amuse and provoke, this work subverts our senses and conventional assumptions about utility, beauty and glamour. Read more...


  • NAEA National Convention - Offsite Workshop at Art Produce

    Remixing the Self-Illustrated Post Card:
    Technological Mediations of Art and Writing

    Workshop leaders: Amy Barnickel, Julie Voelker-Morris, Lynn Susholtz

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    This hands-on workshop invites citizen artists, scholars, and educators to explore current technological mediations of art and writing. Participants will illustrate, compose, and address personalized postcards (4x6 or 5x7) to loved ones (or even those you just “like”); explore intersections of traditional and new media; and create a crowdsourced exhibition of their work in the Art Produce Gallery. Read more...


  • Farmers and Me

    Cristal Chen
    SDSU MFA Thesis Show Event

    Thursday, March 27th 5-7pm
    In the Art Produce Garden

    Artist talk, delicious food made with local produce, and a short documentary screening.  Read more...


  • The Art of Human Being

    A site-specific dance event designed by Lara Binder

    Saturday, March 22nd 6:15-7:15pm
    In the Art Produce Garden

    The Art of Human Being explores genuine embodiment and the unique cultural matrix of place through engagement and inclusion. All will be invited to join an open score featuring elements of performance and play. How will you embrace your authentic state of human being?
    Read more...


  • All Things Fruit Trees

    Workshop with Nicole Schott

    Thursday, March 13th 4:30-6:00pm
    In Art Produce Garden 

    Got fruit trees? Get help with fruit tree planting, pruning, fertilizing, and on-going care. Take home herbs to dry, cuttings to propagate, trees to plant.....pick your salad and make fresh lavender lemonade! Read more...


  • State

    A Moment in Sculpture at SDSU
    January 11 to February 23

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, January 11th  6-9pm

    Artists' Talk ~ Saturday, February 8th 7pm

    This group show reflects divergent approaches in the graduate sculpture department at San Diego State University. The artists demonstrate varied, but related sensibilities with attention to strong material presence, where physicality becomes a vital aspect of experiencing or understanding the objects and surrounding space.  Read more...


  • A Word Worth A Thousand Pictures

    Performances by San Diego Youth

    Friday, January 31st 4:30-6:30pm
    In the Art Produce Garden-  (enter Herman St.)

    A free event created by local students from University City High School, La Jolla High School, Dehesa Charter, & High Tech High International with music/poetry performances and an open mic. Read more...
  • Art Produce in Public Art Review

    National public art magazine features Lynn Susholtz and Art Produce in its Spring/Summer 2012 “Food For Thought” edition. Originally built as a produce market, Art Produce houses Susholtz’ art studio, Stone Paper Scissors, the organic garden, a new restaurant, a meditation center and a unique storefront gallery space and public art experience. Stone Paper Scissors has won 5 “Orchid” awards by the SD Architectural Foundation for public art and sustainable design, and both for Art Produce.  Read more... 


  • !SPEAK!

    Barbara Sexton
    November 5 to January 5

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, November 9th 6-9pm

    In this exhibit of photos and photomontages, Sexton is engaging in a conversation centered on power and control, both the kind that result from unseen, elemental forces and those imposed by the privileged class on the individual.  Read more...


  • Art of Process

    Performance Works by Erica Buechner

    Saturday, December 14th 7pm & 8:30pm
    In the Art Produce Gallery and Garden

    Come experience the whirlwind explorational year Erica Buechner spent diving into the process of art making while attending graduate school.  Read more...


  • San Diego Veg Festival

    Saturday, November 9th 10am-5pm
    At Art Produce and on Herman Avenue between University and North Park Way

    Official Kick-off Party ~ Friday, November 8th 6-9pm at Green Scene Gallery.

    Official Post-Fest Vegan Brunch ~ Sunday, November 10th 9am-2pm at Casa de Luz

    San Diego Veg Festival’s goal is to build a healthy and sustainable movement of conscious San Diegans. We support a compassionate, plant-based, animal-friendly lifestyle. Whether you are a first time or long time vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian, locavorian, or curious foodie, the festival is for everyone!  Read more...


  • Time Came Around

    Cindy Zimmerman, Family, and Friends
    August 27 to October 27

    Artist Talk ~ Saturday, October 12th 7pm

    Community artist Cindy Zimmerman creates an installation without a clear endpoint, a series of riffs on time, play, attachment, and change – featuring altered patio furniture, paintings, assemblages, and zines.

    The show takes its title from Kurt Weill’s September Song, in which someone old tries to reach a bargain with someone young. Zimmerman’s installation brings together her work – new, old, and re-purposed – with works by her grandchildren and their dads when they were young.  Read more...


  • Poetic Scientifica

    Reading with author Leah Noble Davidson

    Friday, September 20th 7pm
    Sponsored by University of Hell Press and Art Produce Gallery

    Conventional wisdom holds that art and science are mutually exclusive. Leah Noble Davidson disagrees. Consider the laboratory of the human endeavor: The absolute magnitude of love. The combustion of passion. The gravity of pain.  Davidson guides us through the physics of us and introduces a breakthrough theory: Poetry in motion.  Read more...


  • Public Art Dedicated

    Grandmother’s Kitchen/Grandfather's Garden  The City of San Diego recently added Grandmother's Kitchen/Grandfather's Garden to the City's Civic Art Collection. This original art commission was generously funded by a donation from Niki de St. Phalle through the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.

    The artwork is on loan to the La Maestra Community Health Center in City Heights. 
    Read more...


  • Green Art Parade

    Green Public Art Consultancy
    Exhibit July 8 to August 18

    Parade ~ Saturday, August 10th  7-8pm

    Workshop ~ Thursday, August 8th  5-6pm

    A curated street spectacle of portable sculptures, art bikes, green fashion and performances by Southern California artists with a message about our environment.  Participating PARADE artists: Dia Bassett, Janelle Despot, Suki Berry and Friends, A. Laura Brody, Richard Gleaves, Terri Hughes, Miki Iwasaki and the Bakery Design Collective, David Krimmel and Benjamin Lavender.  Read More...


  • Baked Fresh Daily

    Monroe Clark Middle School Student Art at Bread & Cie
    June 7 to July 9, Open Daily 7am-6pm

    Opening Reception ~ Friday, June 14th 5-7pm

    What to do with thousands of misprinted paper bags?  MAKE ART!

    Students from the New Arrival Center at Monroe Clark Middle School have been working with Lynn Susholtz (Stone Paper Scissors) creating art that tells stories of their travels from their home countries. This spring the students visited Bread & Cie Bakery and Cafe in addition to several galleries, museums, & public art sites. Students created images and text in mixed media on unused recycled bread bags.  Read More...


  • Kalos - Public Art Commission Installed

    Stone Paper Scissors recently installed the entry gates to Kalos, a new North Park rental community developed by Community Housing Works.  The steel and aluminum entry gates were inspired by the olive branch.

    The project was dedicated on May 17, 2013 with honored guests Mayor Bob Filner, City Council President Todd Gloria, and Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins.
    Read more...


  • Altered Horizons

    San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies Presents- Altered Horizons 

    April 6 to May 19th - Opening Reception Saturday April 13, 6-9pm.

    From two-dimensional works to video and installation pieces, seven artists from San Diego and Tijuana explore contemporary space and offer a bi-cultural glimpse of what the future might hold.   Artists; Qais Al-Sindy, Luis Alderete, Jennifer Bennet, Antonio Escalante, Lisa Hutton, Selena Marinello and César Vázquez.  Read more...


  • Rm 469 Art Building South

    San Diego State University Jewelry/ Metalwork Graduate Students
    May 23 to June 30

    Opening Reception ~ Saturday, June 1st  6-9pm

    Jewelry Sale ~ Saturday, June 8th  6-9pm
    View new pieces and purchase wearable art!

    The Jewelry & Metalwork program at San Diego State University encourages and assists students in the development of a mature artistic statement based upon intellectual, aesthetic and technical capabilities.  Creativity and technique are stressed equally.  Read more...


  • Save Port of SD Public Art Program

    Don't let the administration eliminate the Port of San Diego's Public Art Program!

    Tuesday, June 11th at 1pm
    Port Administration Building 3165 Pacific Highway

    There will be a motion to cut the Public Art Program's budget and take $1.2 million from it's reserve. The Port already has $53 million dollars in the Port Operations Reserve. Should the financial shortfall of the Port be made up from the miniscule arts program budget? The Port commissioned and recently completed a public art plan that is funded and ready to implement. If the money is pulled from this budget it would likely kill the arts program entirely.  Read more...


  • Inside the Artist Studio Tour

    Explore Art Studios of North Park with a tour guide- Saturday, April 13th- 4pm.  

    Inside the Artist Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by North Park Main Street that promotes passion for the arts.  Different from Ray at Night, you will get a chance to observe exciting demonstrations in nine studios and participate in discussions with 20 artists.  Along with the opportunity to see their respective art-making processes, you will also have the chance to sample various local foods...


  • SD Commission for Arts & Culture

    Friday March 22, 8:30 - 10am.   San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture monthly board meeting in Art Produce Gallery.  Please join us for this public meeting to find out what's happening in your city- Have your Say!


  • Community Chromosome

    Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 9, 6-9pm 

    Community Chromosome, a crowd-sourced installation.

    Contribute to the ongoing discussion of what makes community. You are invited to create the story, trade poems, share drawings, design/decode the DNA of a community and the history of Art Produce.

    Please bring a canned food item to donate to Mama’s Pantry, a program of Mama’s Kitchen, providing nutritional shopping opportunity at no cost for men, women and children of San Diego County affected by HIV/AIDS.  (Food donations accepted through March).   Saturday Feb.9th Reception is a fundraiser for Enrichment for Refugees, a program of the International Rescue Committee at Monroe Clarke Middle School & Women's Empowerment International, an all-volunteer nonprofit providing microfinance loans for low-income women locally and internationally.


  • International Women's Day

    Mother Sela, a film by Sylvette Artinian.  March 8, 2013-  Screenings at 6:30 & 8pm in Art Produce Gallery.

    Join us after each screening for a discussion with Seta Manoukian & Sylvette Artinian.

    Mother Sela is a portrait of Seta Manoukian, a Lebanese artist who was active during the little-known cultural heyday of Beirut and lived to witness its subsequent destruction during 10 years of Civil War. This documentary is a story about the convergence of war, art and spirituality ...


  • Poetry Reading

    Friday, February 22 at 6pm in Art Produce Gallery-

     Mel Nichols & Rod Smith 

    Mel Nichols’s most recent books are Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (Edge, 2009) and Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha, 2008).  Rod Smith is the author of more than 10 collections of poetry...

  • Grand Opening

    In the news- Art and Dessert an Intriguing Combo.. To read click HERE in the San Diego Union Trib. and click HERE Since 1999, when Stone Paper Scissors, the design enterprise headed by Lynn Susholtz took over the North Park Produce Company on University Avenue and converted it into Art Produce Gallery, that space has been in a state of nearly constant transformation and invigoration....

  • Coming SWOON

    SWOON Dessert Bar Grand Opening with Reopening of Art Produce Gallery- Saturday Feb. 9th, 6-9pm.

    We are excited to welcome our newest neighbors. Look for the Grand Opening of Swoon and the Reopening of Art Produce Gallery! Visit the Swoon page for more info.

  • Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday- Saturday Nov. 24, 11am-4pm

    Art Produce Garden @ Herman St.

    Support local women-owned businesses in a beautiful outdoor community setting. Small Business Saturday is a national event supporting independently owned businesses, an alternative to shopping at the mall.   View photos or see Art Produce featured in the Huffington Post.

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE - SHOP LOCAL

  • You Are What You Eat & Critical Postcards in the Garden

    “What’s the Use?” Saturday, November 3rd, 2012  A day of programming organized by There Goes the Neighborhood collaborative in Art Produce Garden

    “You Are What You Eat” -  6pm to 7pm,  “Critical Postcards”-  7pm to 9pm,  Reception and Music-  9pm

    “You Are What You Eat” is a free dinner hosted by TGTN in which the contents of your meal correlate to how you view yourself as an active community agent. After “You Are What You Eat” TGTN will host a second iteration of "Critical Postcards"....

  • ArtBoxed POD in Garden

    Art Boxed San Diego: A PODS® Project is a portable, curated exhibition highlighting local contemporary artists creating thought-provoking and participatory art in storage containers.
    Visit Chris Flores and Jennifer Anderson's POD in the Art Produce Garden.
    Open Daily 10-6pm, October 13th- 26th.

    Opening Reception in Garden Saturday Oct. 13th 6-9pm


  • Eat Here Now

    Imagining a community of very, very local food. Leslie Ryan and NewSchool of Architecture thesis students. What if the public reclaimed public space?

  • Art Produce featured in Public Art Review magazine!

    Food For Thought - Issue #46 - June 2012

    This issue explores the theme of Food for Thought and how what we eat affects public art (and vice versa) on a global scale. We'll cover the topic from a holistic lens of the entire food cycle - revealing how public artists address the topics of growing and raising our food within fragile ecosystems, the infrastructure of the global food business, the culture of eating and sharing food within our communities, and ultimately the politics that influence our food system - again, all from the angle of how public artists shape and communicate these processes to their audiences.
    Learn more about Art Produce at our video channel.
    Purchase this edition of Public Art Review Magazine online.

  • Public Art Commission Installed

    Grandmother’s Kitchen/Grandfather’s Garden is a digital cookbook, a visual culinary history and a cultural archive of the City Heights neighborhood. The public art project by Lynn Susholtz presents the diverse history of the neighborhood through the shared experiences and culturally specific stories of food. Grandmother’s Kitchen/Grandfather’s Garden is a digital visual poem that traces the rich history of immigration to this community. It was commissioned by the City of San Diego.. Read more.

  • Apples & Oranges -Collaborations

    Showing June 9 - July 22

    Featuring Justin Kramer, Crystal Thomas, Reuben Foat, Barrett Foat, Olivia Cyr, Hayley Stewart, Vincent Robles, Pat Clark, Erin Behlin. These SDSU graduate students in the Furniture Design and Woodworking concentration departments were asked to collaborate in the design and fabrication of a new work. Come see their creations.

  • New Lynn Susholtz work at La Maestra Community Health Center

    Excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune
    By James Chute
    6/20/12

    North Park artist Lynn Susholtz’s latest work, “Grandmother’s Kitchen/Grandfather’s Garden,” is now up and running at the La Maestra Community Health Center.  Read more.

  • There Goes the Neighborhood!

    May 31- June 3, positions "the neighborhood" as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations between artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. June 2nd & 3rd workshops at Art Produce. 

  • May at Art Produce

    FREE Music, Film, Dance, Art, Discussion, Gardening...

    Thurs. May 3rd
    6 pm: The Wheat Harvest Rock-Opera, music by The Brothers Gunderson
    8 pm: Free Film "The Real Dirt on Farmer John".
    Thurs. May 10th
    5-7 pm: Visual Art and Dance Workshop
    8 pm: Free Film "Dirt "
    Saturday, May 12th
    7 pm: Panel Discussion "Under the Lawn - A Farm!" -with Urban Plantations, Spin Farming and NewSchool of Architecture thesis students.

    Thursday, May 17th & May 24th
    5-7 pm:
    Visual Art and Dance Workshop with Eveoke Dance Theatre

    Join us in Art Produce Garden as we use art and dance to explore ways to build more peaceful communities and more confident selves.

  • Uptown News, April 13th, 2012

    North Park’s Art Produce Gallery presents: Eat Here Now-
    Arts & Entertainment, Feature, North Park | Exhibit imagines urban landscape as a place to grow fresh, local food.

    By Monica Garske
    Imagine strolling through the bustling streets, alleys and parking lots of North Park. Now, imagine that same urban setting covered in orchards, fruit trees and vegetable gardens ripe for the picking that produce fresh food for your consumption. Read more.

  • eat here now

    Gallery and Garden Events April 14 through May 20
    Opening Reception April 14, 6-9pm

    Imagining a community of very very local food
    FREE music, film, panel discussion -

    Let’s start here, in North Park, an older, built-out community with a lot of asphalt. If we can grow food here, we can make something important happen, because the benefits of growing food locally are profound: The average meal in the United States travels over 1500 miles from farm to table. What if we ... Read More

  • Lois Stecker Photos

    Lois SteckerCloses March 25th
    Gallery Hours This Week, Thurs.-Sun.  noon-4pm


    Lois Stecker was a San Diego-based painter and photographer who passed away last September, at the age of 92. Lois was well-known in the regional art scene; for over four decades she attended virtually every art opening in town, and always brought along her camera to photograph art and artists. What people may not know about Lois is that she was a compulsive photographer, who used her camera to record everything in life that she loved: family, friends, parties, art, food, pets, flowers, her house, the world. As a result Lois left behind her many many thousands of photos… far more than her family knew what to do with. Read more.

  • Reflections

    A Collaboration with Eveoke Dance Theatre
    January 27 – February 19, 2012

    At Art Produce
    Choreography by Ericka Aisha Moore
    Visual Art by Lynn Susholtz & Araceli Carrera

    A feast of movement and visual art intertwined, Reflections is a powerful portrait of 6 little known women who have affected history in a profound way. Can we find our own reflection within the faces and stories of these courageous women? Read reviews, view photos and more at our Reflections page.

  • National Smart Growth Conference - North Park Tour

    The eighth-largest city in the U.S., San Diego is one of the most livable and sustainable major metropolitan areas in the nation. An innovative pioneer in the smart growth movement, the San Diego region has no shortage inspiring models for creating transit-oriented, compact development; transforming downtowns and ethnically diverse, older neighborhoods; designing walkable, mixed-use urban villages; preserving parks and open space; military base reuse, and fostering the emergence of leading high. Read more.

  • Thank You Rosekind

    Interactive Performance March 8, 2012 4-6pm

    Thank You Rosekind have crafted a unique set of art pop songs which they will perform in the Art Produce Garden. Following the live performance will be a short creative collaborative workshop open to all. Thank You Rosekind - Personal Seasons tour is comprised of artists and musicians, Michael G. Bauer and Joel Chartkoff. Thank You Rosekind, developed from a concept by Bauer in 2009, performs an ongoing series of songs expressing gratitude to people, places and things. Read more.

  • San Diego Union-Tribune Review: ‘Reflections’ on heroism

    Reflections’ on heroism Eveoke’s new dance-theater piece celebrates lesser-known women who made a difference in the world Eveoke Dance Theatre has long celebrated heroic women. One of the earliest, most memorable works by company founder Gina Angelique was “Soul of a Young Girl” (1996), based on Anne Frank’s diary. And a 2003 piece, “Women Rebels,” honored some three dozen local activists.Eveoke’s current resident choreographer, Ericka Aisha Moore, has continued that tradition. Read more.

  • San Diego CityBeat: Remember these women

    Art Produce and Eveoke Dance Theatre want you to remember these women

    The upcoming 'Reflections' performance is one-part interactive art installation and one-part narrative dance
    Art Produce, the gallery, garden and community space at 3139 University Ave. in North Park, won the Sustainability prize at last year’s Orchids & Onions awards show held by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. It’s an interesting spot and has hosted more than its fair share of experimental-arts, activist and environmental events. For the upcoming “Reflections” performances, a large workshop in the back of Art Produce has been transformed into a multilevel, interactive art installation and stage complete with moving parts, running water and live-feed video. Read more.

  • Eveoke Tells Stories Through Dance: Video

    Monday, February 6, 2012 4:38 pm by Kelly Bennett
    Lynn Susholtz, owner of Art Produce Gallery, highlights the work of Eveoke Dance Theatre at our Meeting of the Minds event on Feb. 1. A few months ago, we visited as Eveoke Dance Company prepared to travel to the Dominican Republic with one of its best-loved productions, "Las Mariposas." Now, the company's in the middle of a production with Lynn Susholtz, artist, educator and own...

  • Oilwhelmed Opening

    Dec. 3- Jan. 6, 2012
    Gallery Opening Dec. 3rd, 11am-2pm during the North Park Toyland Parade
    Opening Reception Dec. 10th, 6-9pm

    Come play with Terri in the gallery Thursdays 4-6pm!

    Enjoy Magners Irish Cider, watch the parade and PLAY in the gallery with Terri's playground equipment of oil wells and other soft sculpture toys and parade floats.

    Oilwhelmed, a narrative, by Terri Hughes-Oelrich- Oil wells, derricks, pumpers, oil islands are beautiful in Huntington Beach, CA, my childhood city. Over our backyard fence, a gated oil pumper rocked up and down most days. My brother swore he rode on top of one once. I picture him pretending he’s surfing on the oil pumper. As I returned to visit my hometown with my children, I noticed the drastic changes from when I was little. Read more

  • Stone Paper Scissors wins 2011 Orchid Award

    Art Produce Garden

    Art Produce Garden was awarded the 2011 “Orchid” in Sustainable Design by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. The 2009 "Orchid" award for public art went to Art Produce Gallery. This is the 5th “Orchid” for work by Stone Paper Scissors!  Read more...


  • Architects by Force

    Architects of ForceMaria Teresa Fernández
    Opening Reception  Oct. 8,  6-9pm

    Panel Discussion & Film -Nov. 12, 7pm 

    These photographs depict a dialogue between form and material, between the patterns and textures, all of which combine with the wild range of colors to create a cacophonous dialect. The constructions summon the spirit and creativity of those Mexican Architects who solely want to achieve their objective; a tranquil and covered space for their family to feel protected: a HOME. Read more

  • Food Trade - Third Thursday of the Month

    Thursday 5-6pm

    Food Exchange at the Art Produce garden is a place for people who want to trade their homegrown fruits and vegetables with members of their own community. The idea is to exchange your tomatoes for my potatoes and his eggs for her honey. It doesn't get any fresher, organic or local than this. No store bought goods or money will  be exchanged.

  • ARTERIA by Todd Partridge

    September 2 - October 2, 2011
    Gallery Reception September 10, 6-9 pm

    Our network of roads and freeways are the arteries of the built environment. We depend on them as we do the blood vessels in our bodies: they are the delivery systems for the things that enable us to live. Read more

  • Paella & Sangria Dinner- Foundation 4 Change fundraiser

     Paella & Sangria Dinner Foundation for Change fundraiser included a cooking class with Susanna Llop-Jover on Sept 24th  We shared a beautiful evening and delicious dinner in the garden in support of the Foundation's mission:  To create a passionate community of support for progressive leaders and organizations in the San Diego/ Tijuana region.    

  • Studio/Garage Sale

     

    Studio/Garage Sale !!
    Thursday November 17th, from 3 - 5 p.m.
    Saturday November 19th , 9 a.m. - noon

    Studio/Garage Sale - equipment, supplies, electronics, materials, lots of STUFF! It all must go - come get it ! See the new award winning Art Produce Garden. Enter from Herman St.

  • FreeWaves: Broadcast A Collective Remix

    FreeWaves: Broadcast PREMIER! 

    September 2, 2011 7-10pm

    FreeWaves was an interactive LIVE mix of images and sound - a community crowd sourced art experience! FreeWaves was an interactive collaborative project of Art Produce in conjunction with SD ArtLabs.

    Read more.

  • Smile at Fear - Pema Chödrön Video Series


    Tuesday, September 6 - 6:15 -9:00 pm Stepping Outside the Cocoon

    Presented at the San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center, in this video series Pema Chödrön teaches us how to work with our fear and anxiety using gentleness and inquisitiveness. We learn to do this through the practice of meditation which leads us to befriend our fear, and helps us find peace in our lives. Suggested donation: $5 each evening. Read more

  • Sustainable North Park Main St.

    Art Produce August 13 - 21, 2011
    Opening Reception Saturday 6 - 9pm August 13, 2011

    A framework for the sustainability of San Diego's historic district  of North Park. 

    Sustainable North Park Main Street (SNPMS) is a broad, yet very grounded vision of a greener future for North Park. Read more

  • San Diego Union-Tribune "All for Art, and Art for All"

    July 8, 2011

    Like many artists, Lynn Susholtz engages in an “art practice” that includes painting, sculpture and installation. Like some artists, Susholtz also operates a gallery and curates exhibitions of the work of other artists. But there are few other artists whose art practice also includes public art, education, community activism, and communal gardening, cooking, design and performance ... Read more

  • MIY/ Ink Drawing Workshop!

    Thursday, August 4th 2011

    Come and Make It Yourself (MIY) every Thursday at the Art Produce garden from 5-6pm! Whether its clay making or food making, you can always count on having a great time at MIY.

  • MIY/ Sugar Museum presents PopFizz!

    Thursday, August 11th 2011 

    During the North Park Farmers Market at Make it Yourself in Art Produce garden, the community joined us and made some delicious sodas! 

  • Outlook: Interactive Sculptures

    July 9 - August 7, 2011
    Opening Reception July 9th, 6 - 9 pm
    Artist Talk in gallery July 23, 7 pm

    Visit the gallery Thursdays 5-7pm, meet the artist.

    Outlook is a selection of work from Adam Manley’s SDSU, MFA thesis representing a point of contact with and reflection upon our everyday environment. Manley uses recognizable forms and references to create objects that imply a familiar yet confounding sense of place. In addition to several room-sized mechanized sculptures, he will install a site specific piece for the storefront gallery. Visit the Exhibit page.

  • Things I Never Say

    May 14 - June 19, 2011

    Trish Stone's new media artworks challenge corporate culture by inserting her personal narrative into surveillance media. In "Things I Never Say," she physically steps into the frame of San Diego's privately owned publicly accessible webcams, using the surveillance site as an opportunity for performance. Visit the Things I Never Say Exhibit page.

  • Make Herb Vinaigrette

    Thursday, June 23 4:30-6 pm
    Stop by the Art Produce Garden on Thursdays from 4-6. There's always something cool going on. Join us June 23rd for the MiY/art exchange Herb Vinaigrette making demo featuring fresh Art Produce herbs. You'll learn the tastiest combinations and sample delicious farm-to-table veggies. Also, each Thursday we host the North Park Food Trade. Details and sign up at www.foodcurrencytrade.com.

  • Americans for the Arts Tour

    Friday June 17, 2011

    Plan to attend the Americans for The Arts Tour! See the latest exhibit at Art Produce Gallery, find out what's new in the Community Garden, see Eveoke Dance Theatre in action and hear about the intersection of art, neighborhoods and urban planning from California Senator Christine Kehoe, California Assembly Member Toni Atkins and San Diego City Council Member Todd Gloria. View photos & video.

    American's for the Arts
  • Barefoot Hockey Goalie

    Saturday, June 11 2011, 7-10 pm

    Barefoot Hockey Goalie performs Their New Opera: Wheat

    BHG has been performing in San Diego since 1993 with operas and short pieces that stretch rock and roll boundaries.  Read More

  • Video Screening in Garden

    Saturday June 11, 8 pm

    Curated by Trish Stone
    Showcasing work by local artists along the theme of public/private culture. View video list.

  • Outdoor video screenings

    Saturday, May 14 2011 and
    Saturday, June 11 2011

    ART Produce Garden, 7pm-9pm. Curated by Trish Stone
    These videos showcase work by local artists along the theme of public/private culture. Presented in conjunction with Ray at Night. Get video playlist

  • "Possessive/Obsessive"

    April 9, 2011 - May 7, 2011
    Opening Reception Saturday, April 9, 6-9 pm

    An installation of work by Brianna Rigg, Edward Kihn & Noah Doely curated by David White as part of the offsite series of exhibitions happening in conjunction with the 2011 UCSD Visual Arts Open studios. Read more.
  • MiY/Art Workshops in Art Produce Garden

    Thursdays 4:30-6pm

    During the North Park Farmers Market - Make it Yourself. We will be making organic cascarones with dried flower petals and herbs (seed bombs). PLEASE save your eggshells! Read more.

  • MiY/Art Exchange

    Every Thursday in April
    Starting this Thurs. 4/7, 4:30-6pm during the North Park farmers market
    We will see who shows, and what we want to make... this week Im bringing clay. Next 2 weeks - Thursday, April 14 and Thursday, April 21we will be making organic cascarones with dried flower petals and herbs (seed bombs).

  • New Book: Object Lessons Lynn Susholtz

    Object LessonsLynn Susholtz, artist, educator and owner of Art Produce and Stone Paper Scissors, with Caren Holtzman, faculty member at UCSD's Education Studies Program announce their new resource book "Object Lessons, Teaching Math Through the Visual Arts".

    Published by Stenhouse Publishers, this book is for elementary education classroom teachers, arts educators and parents interested in learning about math concepts using art activities. The visual art focuses on contemporary art concepts and artists.

    A CD with images, reproducibles and visual art references is included. Learn more at Stenhouse Publishing or buy the book at Amazon.

  • Plant Clipping Exchange Picnic in Art Produce Garden

    Thursdays 4-6pm
    Exchange plants, learn about easy plant propagation (how to make free plants), and help make art!

  • "In the Belly of the Whale in the Bell Jar" by Omar Lopez

    March 12 - April 3
    Opening Reception March 12, 6-9pm

  • Stone Paper Scissors wins 2009 Orchid Award

    Art Produce Gallery

    2009 Orchids & Onions jury comments:
    "When artist Lynn Susholtz renovated the old North Park Produce building into Art Produce, her plans included a "pedestrian art gallery." The long and narrow space has storefront windows along University Avenue, where the art is part of the street, the art viewer is also on display, and the activity of the street becomes part of the experience of the art. Places like this are fundamental to the experience of walking in the city.  Read more...


  • Obama Speech Party

    Obama Speech Party

    Art Produce Gallery hosted an open party to the community to view Barack Obama's historic address to the Democratic Convention in the Fall of 2008. Over 200 people gathered to view the event in two large screen viewing areas in the Gallery, share delicious food, and make new friends. View photos.

  • Richard Gleaves

    "Textile" and "Front Curtain"

    Weaving is a near-magical process for creating substance, whether literally for things as basic as cloth, or metaphorically for things as basic as the universe. Literal approaches traditionally focus on the creation of pattern, metaphorical approaches on the creation of meaning. Read more...


  • Eric Wixon

    "I had a bitchin' atari jacket when I was a kid that I often wore while riding my dirt bike - one day I got lost on my way home from some stripper cuts back in hick town ohio and my monstrous fifty ran outta fuel so I had to leave it in this random field..." Read more...


  • KAI ONE

    "Urban Detritus is a visual love poem to millions of nameless dilapidated buildings and cold steel freight trains. It pays homage to a society which has been destroyed right under your nose. If you would have stopped to smell the buff paint you might have been able to catch one last glimpse of beauty." Read more...


  • Julien Colombier

    "90 Grammes"

    Julien Colombier lives and works in Paris, France as an artist as well as a student pursuing an advanced degree in textile design. Preferring to work large on vast sheets of paper or directly on the wall – the more direct, the better. Read more...


  • Stone Paper Scissors wins 1998 Orchid Award

    North Park Elementary School

    North Park Elementary School is sited at the corner of an 11 acre community park which includes sports facilities, a playground designed by Stone Paper Scissors and a recreation center where in 1995 Lynn founded an after-school multi-disciplinary arts program and continues to teach. This new elementary school was a community initiated project and part of the General Development Plan update for the park. Outdoor amphitheater and entry gates were designed in Lynn’s after-school art classes with 8-16 yr. old students, and community artists.  Read more... 


  • Stone Paper Scissors wins 1996 Orchid Award

    Shadow Changes

    Shadow Changes is a series of brightly colored kinetic aluminum sculptures suspended from steel cable for the exterior plaza of a medical center in Escondido, California. The project was awarded the 1995 “Orchid” for public art from the San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  Read more...


  • Jim Pearson

    "Since I am a self-taught painter I have no philosophical agenda. Painting is all about color for me. My work has no hidden psychological twists or turns; it’s just paint, it makes me happy…..I hope it makes you happy." Read more...


  • Stone Paper Scissors wins 1995 Orchid Award

    Vermont Street Pedestrian Bridge

    The Vermont Street Pedestrian Bridge is a 420 ft. long steel and concrete pedestrian bridge spanning a canyon and connecting two distinct San Diego communities. The project was completed in 1994 and received an "Orchid" award from the San Diego County chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a special project award from the California chapter of the American Planners Association. Published in Art in America magazine 1995 "Year End Review, Art in Public Places" and San Diego Home and Garden magazine, "Art for Our Sake" review of public art in San Diego.  Read more...


  • Christine Lee

    "Shims: Thousands of Uses - Use #3"

    "Earlier this year, I observed how wood shims were being used for many different applications such as window and door placement, and in custom cabinetry systems. Wood shims seemed to be everywhere- even in my apartment I found myself using them to stabilize objects like my kitchen table. It occurred to me that we live and work among hundreds of positioned shims, but in most cases their presence remains invisible, or rarely detected." Read more...


  • Freshly Fabricated

    "Freshly Fabricated" frames a group of eager artists who recently completed the UCSD undergraduate visual arts program. The exhibit is comprised of 9 different artists who experiment with a wide range of mediums as they address various topics of subject matter, resulting in a divergent presentation of conceptual perspectives. Read more...


  • Chela Fielding

    "Striped Attire with Hopes and Fears Inside"

    "I am fascinated by the forgotten or ignored debris of peoples’ lives. My passion is to transform discarded items into something beyond their ordinary existence. Through my art, I conjure up stories that give these castoffs new forms and identities. My work explores the connections between objects that one would never imagine co-existing." Read more...


  • United & Severed

    That Window of Time... 

    United and Severed is an interdisciplinary work based on the experiences of 3 women living with traumatic injuries. Research for this artwork began with Diekman & Schaffman's interviews with Kim Anderson, Michele Caputo, & Ivy Kensinger. Read more...


  • Scale/Diversity/Ambition

    A curated exhibit of San Diego State graduate art students by Sandra Doore. Exhibiting Artists: David Clemans, Corbin Lael, Sandra Doore, Tom Fox, Curtis Gannon, Grace Gray-Adams, Jacky Lo, May-ling Martinez, Yudit Naage, and Bradley Streeper. Read more...


  • YES Transition Network

    "Where the Change Takes Place"

    "Where the Change Takes Place" is an exhibition of drawings, photographs and poetry by teens that have received services from the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) Transition Network. The YES Transition Network is an integrated, coordinated network of services, whose goal is to assist foster and other youth at risk to make a successful transition into self-sufficient adulthood. Read more...


  • Maura Vazakas

    There is a copasetic relationship between Nature and it's inhabitants, whether it be natural or man made. The sea, sky and land are constantly around us and constantly changing, sometimes for the good, seeing the beauty that exists in nature, or the bad, like the effects of pollution on our environment for example. Read more...


  • Jeffrey Lamont Brown

    Jeffrey Lamont Brown’s deeply human documentary work is fueled by passion and empathy, and distinguished by a powerful desire to change the way we think about the world we share. From Honduras to India, from rural Zambia to urban America, he works to craft moving images that also make us stop and think. Read more...


  • John Dillemuth

    "Bachelor’s Bride"

    "The idea for this work was in part a response to the gallery space. The large windows open to the street and narrow space seemed perfect for a show room.I first built the pup tent ‘camper’ and then discovered I needed something to pull it. While this work shares similarities to my earlier domestic contraptions and playgrounds, it suggests movement and travel outside of the home." Read more...


  • Melissa Smedley

    Bumper Crop

    A street window exhibition featuring seven salvaged car bumpers turned into actual planters sown with varieties of domestic and prairie grasses. Wall text points out that lawn grasses are the most prevalent crop in the US. Read more...


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