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San Diego Art Institute (SDAI)

San Diego Art Institute was founded in 1941 and has since remained the premier organization showcasing artists from the Southern California/Baja Norte region, with a focus on San Diego County. SDAI features rotating exhibitions of contemporary artwork in an 8,000 foot gallery space; initiates frequent youth art education programs; and partners with like organizations to host professional development workshops. Entering its 75th year, San Diego Art Institute is positioned as the only contemporary art museum in Balboa Park.

The Artisan Gallery at the San Diego Art Institute's features unique handcrafted gifts created by local artists. Browse through a fine selection of pottery, fused and blown glass, jewelry, clothing, greeting cards, as well as scenic prints of San Diego's landscapes and seascapes. Gift certificates are also available for the Artisan Gallery and the Fine Visual Arts Gallery. All proceeds from any purchases directly support the region's artists and craftspeople. 

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