Park Social Exploration Day | KPBS Public Media

Julia Dixon Evans

Artists Sheena Rae Dowling (left) and Yvette Roman prepare for their Park Social project, “Collective Memory,” at San Ysidro Community Park on May 16, 2022.

Saturday July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Multiple locations


Times vary for each event; see the schedule below

From San Diego weekend art events (KPBS feature):
Park Social is the City of San Diego’s new public art program that connects artists with public parks in San Diego. It was launched in May, with projects, installations, workshops, “activations” and other participatory events taking place on a rolling basis until November – enough time for the public to gradually discover as many art as possible. This weekend’s “Social Exploration Day” is a way to make a day of it and visit several projects in a row. Nine of the 18 projects will be exhibited, mostly in their final form.

I recently featured Margaret Noble’s sonic chalk mural in Point Loma, “Locked Groove,” in one of five works of art of the summer. You can also read more here about “Collective Memory”, Yvette Roman and Sheena Rae Dowling’s installation and community event in San Ysidro. Saturday’s event also includes “Toltec totems” by Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon, which officially open on Friday as a pop-up at the Centro Cultural de la Raza, as well as the fountain in Balboa Park and the Plaza from Panama. . Learn more about other artists below.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
Explore the art and the parks on our free day touring public exploration. Along the way, you’ll meet many of Park Social’s artists and see events and installations across the city.

Collective Memory – Picnic and Installation Viewing at San Ysidro Community Park, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Essential San Diego – Temporary Installation at Kate Sessions Park, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Honeycomb Harmonies – Musical Playground at Rolling Hills Park, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Locked Groove – Installation at Plumosa Park, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reading to Strangers – Performance at Mira Mesa Community Park, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Totems – Pop-up at Balboa Park (Plaza de Panama), 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Treeline – Community Event at John P. Baca Park, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tribute to Paleteros – Installation at Standley Park, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Walking the Wall – Performance at North Park Community Park, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Find a map of the projects here.

Stop by our portable “ranger stations” to pick up your official Park Social guidebook and collectible crest (while supplies last). Complimentary water and snacks will be provided if available.

Related links:
Park social project
San Diego Arts and Culture Commission on Instagram

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