Creating beautiful mosaics for Little Saigon!

Stunning public art is being created in the heart of San Diego’s Little Saigon! Planters at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Menlo Avenue are being decorated with bright, colorful mosaics. As you can see in the following photographs, which I took several days ago, the project is ongoing. These beautiful mosaics are being … Continue reading Creating beautiful mosaics for Little Saigon!

The extraordinary mosaics of Azalea Park!

Some of the most extraordinary public art in San Diego can be found in Azalea Park, a neighborhood at the south end of City Heights. Walk or drive along the streets of Azalea Park and you’ll discover unexpected mosaics decorating the sides of trashcans and round sidewalk benches. When you stop to look closely at … Continue reading The extraordinary mosaics of Azalea Park!

Sculptures beautify Paradise Creek Gathering Place.

On the south side of National City’s Kimball Park, near 16th Street, a footbridge crosses Paradise Creek. Look up near the bridge and you’ll spy beautiful small sculptures mounted atop high posts. These shining metal sculptures at the Paradise Creek Gathering Place were created by San Diego artist Vicki Leon, in collaboration with high school … Continue reading Sculptures beautify Paradise Creek Gathering Place.

Neighbors create sculptures for community garden!

There’s an outdoor sculpture garden in San Diego that very few know about. It’s called the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden. You can find this special place in Azalea Park, a neighborhood in south City Heights, at the east end of Azalea Community Park. Last weekend I was given a tour of the sculptures by … Continue reading Neighbors create sculptures for community garden!

An amazing urban transformation in City Heights!

In November 2013 an incredible thing happened. Over a hundred volunteers from several neighborhoods in City Heights–Castle, Swan Canyon, Fairmount Village and Azalea Park–came together to transform a dangerous, trash-filled vacant lot into a beautiful community gathering place. In a matter of only a few days, the Manzanita Gathering Place, which you can see in … Continue reading An amazing urban transformation in City Heights!

Art’s Popping Up in Azalea Park!

Art’s Popping Up in colorful Azalea Park! It is quite literally! That’s because Art’s Popping Up is the name of a welcoming mosaic sculpture in the median of Poplar Street, at the entrance to Azalea Park, a friendly community in south City Heights! I enjoyed an inspiring tour around Azalea Park yesterday and will be … Continue reading Art’s Popping Up in Azalea Park!