Connect San Diego
What is it ?
Connect San Diego is an instructional creative space. We teach classes for DJ, Photography, and Spray painting. We provide memberships for artists to create, practice their crafts, sell their pieces and network. We are located in North Park, a San Diego neighborhood loaded with restaurants, breweries and murals.
3784 30th st.
San Diego, CA, 92104
We are open from 11am to 10pm, all ages, and free to enter.
After 8pm there is a $10 suggested donation to enter.
•Masks will be mandatory.
•We do not allow professional, go-pro, dslr cameras or professional
video cameras to be used inside, unless you are a member or you booked a private photo shoot.
•Cell phones are okay. Film cameras are okay.
•NO smoking, NO alcohol, or aggressive/loud dogs while inside or in the back.
Smoking is only permitted 50 ft away outside of the building.
• There is a spray paint area available for practice! It is a minimum of a $20 or more to access this area. [2 hours]
•We sometimes close for buyouts/private uses.
•Buyouts/private uses, photo/video shoots, music practice
are available for booking.
•If you are causing trouble, over intoxicated,
harassing guests or members, attempting to steal or damage
the space, you will be asked to leave
CSD is not liable for any injury, death, sickness (+covid) that may
occur while inside
You are responsible for any damages to
the buidling, equiptment, props, or installations.
How it Started
Connect San Diego was originally a pop up event that was only supposed to be executed one night, on March 16, 2018.
We linked together with many local performers, visual artists, vendors, and a venue.
The event was named Connect San Diego because we displayed a variety of different phones and interactive art pieces throughout the venue . Our line up of artists was unpredictable, diverse and real. Our ambience was fresh, fun, and interactive. Around 100 guests showed up to support the first ever event.
That night we knew that there was a demand for these experiences to continue.
Since then , we created more pop up events throughout 2018-2020 all over town -transforming venues, allowing around 500 artists to network, grow, and create as a community.
As the events grew, so did our recognizable antique phone collection!
We are the proud owners of 50+ rotary and push button phones, as well as two antique phone booths. These are our favorite pieces to display at our events to this day!
The phones has become our trademark for us, and the idea of connecting people with interactive art and music experiences.
Our full story was updated in the local paper !