Guided Tour
Downtown Public Art Tour by Real Working Art Administrators

  • What this is

    Enjoy a guided tour organized by local creatives.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 12: 1-3:30pm

    Tour starts at Fault Line Park, corner of 14th and J Streets. You will receive details about our meeting location before the tour.
  • Tags

    Design = Play, Connection, Education, Transformation
    Discipline Architecture, Experience, Landscape, Urban
Guided Tour
Downtown Public Art Tour by Real Working Art Administrators

Are you an art and design enthusiast?

The City of San Diego’s arts and culture staff shares their passion and knowledge of public art on this discovery walk across downtown San Diego. On this guided tour, you’ll discover and learn about sound art, curious sculptures and even art integrated into buildings and parks!

From artwork that allows you to actually hear the earth’s tectonic plates moving, to vibrant murals, to a surprising poetry installation and more displayed downtown, there is something for everyone.

This event has filled to capacity. We invite you to visit the self-guided tour to explore the sites during San Diego Design Week:

  • Photo by Stacy Keck
  • "Following the Words" by Quincy Troupe Photo: ©2017 Philipp Scholz Rittermann

This insightful walk across the urban core will sharpen your senses and make you feel more connected to the city and its public artwork. You’ll learn about unique histories, elements of design and what’s involved with the creation of artwork in both public and private development along the way. Whether you are familiar with generative design processes used by artists or you are learning about public art for the first time, this experience gives you a perspective that will encourage you to see and think about art in public places in new ways.

Learn more about your tour guides: Lara Bullock, Chuck Miller and Christine E. Jones here.


If you can't make our in-person guided tour, make sure to check out our self-guided tour.

About the host

City of San Diego

The City of San Diego advances and drives an equitable and inclusive creative economy and cultural ecosystem by investing in the work of artists and creatives, and the institutions and systems that amplify creative work and experiences; cultivating local participation and access; and advancing San Diego as a global city. Committed to equitable economic development, arts and culture staff facilitate the City’s investment in organizations, artists, and neighborhoods. Programs, partnerships and initiatives range from funding and public art, to cross-sector and creative industries.