Everything listed under: community

  • Community Development in the Context of Art: North Park and the Citizen Artist

    Article Authors: Lynn Susholtz and Leslie Ryan

    "Last spring I was asked by Julie Voelker-Morris, co-editor of CultureWork, to write an article about my involvement as an artist in the redevelopment of North Park. After revisiting many conversations with Leslie Ryan, we co-authored, 'Community Development in the Context of Art: North Park and the Citizen Artist'. It is a beginning of our 'non-manifesto for the arts'. Maybe you will see a piece of your history...?" - Lynn Susholtz

  • FREE Social Dance Stage at North Park Festival of the Arts

    Saturday, May 16th 12-5pm

    This is a FREE outdoor social dance event for the 19th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts! This festival has grown into a local tradition with amazing art, exciting live music and dance performances, eco-friendly activities, vendor booths and fabulous food. Read more...

  • Stand Tall

    A community-inclusive dance performance event presented by The BodyBoca Project and choreographed by Aurora Lagattuta.

    Friday, April 24th 8pm

    Stand Tall is a community-inclusive, art and dance theater performance event that features 20 diverse dancers ages 15-77. A physical, emotional, and psychological study of human experience, Stand Tall focuses on the themes of growth and connection. Read more...

  • "Hello, My Name Is..."

    An installation by Lynn Susholtz in collaboration with
    The New Arrival Center students at Crawford High School
    February 6 to March 1

    Opening Reception ~ Friday, February 6th 5-7pm

    Bread & Cie Bakery & Café
    350 University Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103

    Read about it in the Uptown News!

    “Hello, My Name Is...” tells the stories and dreams of travel, relocation and growing up. Students from the New Arrival Center worked with Lynn Susholtz and their teachers to create art that tells stories of their travels from their home countries. The New Arrival Center serves immigrant and refugee students providing a solid foundation in oral and written English for students who are new to the United States. Read more...

  • JARS - A Crowd-Sourced Exhibit

    A collaborative fundraiser for Sugar Museum and Art Produce
    January 10 to February 20

    Valentine's Day, Chocolate and Beer/Wine Tasting
    Saturday, February 14th 6-9pm

    Sugar Museum is pleased to present JARS, an installation of hundreds of jars in the storefront Art Produce Gallery. The jars of art by local artists and jars of food donated by local vendors will be displayed on shelving with “art” and “food art” coexisting. Read more... 

  • The Fence/La Barda

    A Bi-national Art Installation, Performance and Lecture Series
    Feminist Image Group / Tijuana's Distrito Diez Gallery
    September 1 to October 25

    Artist Reception ~ Saturday, September 13th 6-9pm
    Artist Reception ~ Saturday, October 11th 6-9pm

    The Feminist Image Group (FIG) and Tijuana's Distrito Diez Gallery are pleased to present “Fence/Barda,” an interactive, collaborative installation at Art Produce Gallery in San Diego. Read more and view upcoming "Fence/Barda" events...

  • Art in the Yard 6

    Saturday, August 9th 4:32-9pm
    In the Art Produce Garden

    It's that time of year again!!! Art In The Yard 6 is an annual urban art show/sale made up of local, underground, and independent artists, vendors, and performers. This community event will have performances from fantastic local musicians Hobie Givens, Trent Hancock, and Miki Vale as well as an open mic hosted by Sauce. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • 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.


  • 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"....

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Making of Art Produce

    Transforming a boarded up building (North Park Produce), unsafe and under-utilized corner into a beautiful property and center for innovative art, Art Produce has stimulated local business, invigorated civic engagement, and reduced crime through "cultural infill". Read more...


  • 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. Read more...