Lots of street art at SILO in Makers Quarter.

SILO in Makers Quarter is a cool venue in East Village.
SILO in Makers Quarter is a cool venue in East Village.

People entering downtown San Diego from Highway 94 might glimpse on their left what appears to be a large dirt lot full of odd items and graffiti. At first glance, I figured it was just a junky, neglected old vacant lot. Upon closer inspection, however, I realized the place was something completely unexpected, and pretty cool!

A large black silo rises near the center of the lot, hence the name of this interesting events venue: SILO in Makers Quarter. Beer festivals, bazaars, film festivals…these and other events are staged here in this neglected portion of East Village. According to the Makers Quarter website: SILO in Makers Quarter will be the launch pad to encourage the early adopters in San Diego to embrace the neighborhood and bring about positive change. SILO in Makers Quarter is being established as a year round event venue to bring collaborative community and creative culture to East Village.

I took these photos through a surrounding fence. Very cool!

A black silo rises behind a smile!
A black silo rises behind a smile!
Painted on a building wall: You are important.
Painted on a building wall: You are important.
Fun events are held in this unusual urban space.
Fun events are held in this unusual urban space.
Large eye peers from behind chain link fence.
Large eye peers from behind chain link fence.
Lots of fantastic street art at SILO in East Village.
Lots of fantastic street art at SILO in East Village.
Another example of colorful street art.
Another example of colorful street art.
Makers Quarter's goal is to attract energy to part of the city.
Makers Quarter’s goal is to attract energy to part of the city.
Bold graphics seen from the nearby sidewalk.
Bold graphics seen from the nearby sidewalk.
Photo taken through fence of twisted sculptures.
Photo taken through fence of twisted sculptures.
Bales of hay, funky images create a party atmosphere.
Bales of hay, funky images create a party atmosphere.
SILO in Makers Quarter on 15th Street in East Village.
SILO in Makers Quarter on 15th Street in East Village.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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