I recently took these photos of street art on Logan Avenue, just east of Chicano Park! All this cool artwork can be found along the northeast side of Logan Avenue, between Don Diego VFW Post 7420 at Evans Street and the basileIE art space. Fences, planters and buildings have been painted with military servicemembers, Aztec … Continue reading Lots of street art on Logan east of Chicano Park!
Whenever I drive off the San Diego–Coronado Bridge into Barrio Logan, I notice two enormous eyes painted on a building below the curving bridge offramp. During a recent walk, I directed my feet through Chicano Park to the place on Logan Avenue where I’ve seen those eyes. It turns out some very cool art adorns … Continue reading Art at Chicano Park Herb Garden and Alchemy.
I headed down to Barrio Logan this morning to enjoy a bit of the 47th Annual Chicano Park Day celebration! The big festival celebrating Mexican and Chicano culture drew huge crowds as usual from all around Southern California. There was traditional folklorico dancing, Aztec indigenous dance, and a huge contingent of lowriders and motorcyclists who … Continue reading Colorful photos of Chicano Park Day celebration!
I stumbled upon a collection of colorful murals the other day while walking through Barrio Logan. A project of The Nest, founded by San Diego artist Jorge Mendoza, this very cool street art can be found near the intersection of National Avenue and Evans Street, a block southeast of Chicano Park. Check out these pics! … Continue reading Cool street art: The Nest Murals near Chicano Park.
This morning I walked through Chicano Park. It had been a while since I last wandered among the park’s many famous murals. My camera was searching for no one thing in particular. But I couldn’t stop admiring the many expressive faces that have been artfully painted: faces from our Hispanic community that contain a whole … Continue reading Expressive faces painted in Chicano Park.
Wow! Check out this mind-blowing street mural, which caught my eye just across Dewey Street from Chicano Park. Titled Ancestors, it was spray-painted on a Barrio Logan building in 2013 by artist Maxx Moses. A little online research reveals that Ancestors replaced another damaged mural on the same wall, which was titled Synergy. Maxx Moses … Continue reading Mind-blowing Ancestors mural near Chicano Park.
Here’s one last group of cool pics from Chicano Park. These photographs begin near the center of the park, then we move west under the Coronado Bay Bridge. The junkyards referred to in the above photo used to be numerous in this area. Click to follow the Cool San Diego Sights blog on Twitter or … Continue reading Murals from San Diego’s famous Chicano Park.
Here are even more pics from Barrio Logan! These photos were taken on the north side of Chicano Park, from the basketball court to Cesar Chavez Boulevard, including a stretch under the I-5 overpass. As I mentioned before, some of these images might be considered controversial. To see previous photos, click the Chicano Park tag … Continue reading More photos of murals around Chicano Park.
We’re back in Barrio Logan’s famous Chicano Park with more pics! The mural featured here is a very long one. It’s painted behind the park’s fenced basketball court, on a low wall that borders Interstate 5. Like the other public murals in Chicano Park, it’s a colorful hodgepodge of figures and symbols that seem to … Continue reading Long mural behind Chicano Park basketball court.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I took a whole lot of photos during my walk through Chicano Park. Here are some images from the east side of the public park, right next to Interstate 5. A few picnic benches and unusual features can be found in this area. Some of these photographs … Continue reading More photos of Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.