Art San Diego Programs

Art San Diego is more than just an art fair—it’s an art experience. In addition to showcasing contemporary and sophisticated works from artists, designers, and galleries from all over the world, Art San Diego features special programs that provide a dynamic experience for attendees, allowing them to view and interact with works by preeminent international artists, experience leading museums “outside the museum walls,” and enjoy exhibitions that showcase the thriving art and design landscape of San Diego and beyond. Featured programs for 2020 will include Art Labs, Art Talks, the Spotlight Program, the Discoveries Collection, and the [LOCAL TALENT] Program.

Art Labs


Art Labs feature specially curated projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show.

Spotlight Program


The Spotlight Program provides collectors a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries and artists who will each be creating a site-specific exhibition.



[LOCAL TALENT] is a curated program featuring artists and designers who represent some of the exceptional talent residing in San Diego county. Funded by Art San Diego and Presenting Sponsor UBS Financial Services, in partnership with the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and the NTC Foundation, [LOCAL TALENT] is intended to amplify and support San Diego’s visual arts community. 


Art Talks offer attendees an inside look at the artistic experience by way of panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and art-industry professionals.

San Diego Art Prize


The San Diego Art Prize is a cash prize with exhibition opportunities at Art San Diego that spotlights established San Diego artists and emerging artists whom they choose to exhibit with and mentor. The San Diego Art Prize is awarded each season to artists whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit the recognition.

Presenting Sponsor


Lead Media Sponsor

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Lead Sponsor


Art San Diego Newsletter


San Diego Convention Center
Hall E
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

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