The Photographic Arts Building is home to the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs and has a lecture hall, studios and galleries for members to work and display their work. The galleries are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the summer and Sunday afternoons the rest of the year. Photography clubs are open to photographers of any skill level for a nominal annual membership fee and provide a wide range of venues from sharing images to workshops and juried competition.
The Southern California Association of Camera Clubs is a PSA council member who provides logistical services, gallery and competition space for its member clubs which comprise some of the oldest and most competitive clubs in San Diego county.
Their mission is to teach and promote photography through workshops, education, mentorships and juried exhibitions open to photographers of any skill level for a nominal annual membership fee and provide a wide range of venues from sharing images to workshops and juried competition.
The galleries in the Photographic Arts Building change monthly to include: juried competitions, themed competitive works, award winning images nationally and locally recognized competitions as well as member shows and other exhibitions. The lecture and teaching space is used for monthly hands-on photography workshops for members; some content may be open to the general public.