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About Us

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 and Ocean Beach. Two San Diego neighborhoods loaded with restaurants, breweries and murals.

 

The Details

NORTH PARK

WINTER HOURS

We are open from Thurs-Fri 4pm to 9pm + Sat-Mon 12pm-8pm

All ages and free to enter.

3784 30th st.

San Diego, CA, 92104

OCEAN BEACH

WINTER HOURS

We are open from Weds-Fri 4pm-9pm + Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm

All ages and free to enter.

4847 Newport Ave.

San Diego, CA, 92107

We sometimes close randomly. 

Life is unpredictable!

How it works

We created our own membership program that allows us to stay open for the community. Each member of the shop contributes to Connect in exchange for their own section in our shop. When you purchase something from one of the members, they benefit directly from you. Connect doesn’t take a percentage from their sales. Everything is for sale, except the props and installations...

How it Started

Connect San Diego was originally a pop up event that was only supposed to be a one night thing, 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, but also connecting everyone with the local artists of our community. 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.

We opened our first shop in North Park on September 1st, 2020 during corona virus. Instead of events we shifted to memberships.

Our membership system was working so well that we opened another shop in Ocean Beach on October 1st, 2021.

As Connect grew, so did our recognizable antique phone collection!

We are the proud owners of 50+ rotary and push button phones, as well as four unique 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 in the local paper in 2020 !

https://sduptownnews.com/artists-connect-in-north-park/

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