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The Port of San Diego Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners approved a proclamation at their October 11, 2022 meeting recognizing October as “Celebration of the Arts Month.” As a champion of the arts, this proclamation reaffirms the Port’s support and promotion of the arts along the San Diego Bay waterfront.

“The public art found along our waterfront is more than a beautification project or part of the planning process,” said Chairman Dan Malcolm, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “The art brings communities together and helps us explore our shared history and culture. It is something the Port is proud to continuously support and share with all who enjoy San Diego Bay.”

The Port started its public art initiatives in the 1980s to activate its parks, piers, and businesses with innovative artworks as a free cultural amenity. Over the past four decades, the Port’s arts and cultural programming has grown with installations in Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego. 

Artwork can be found all around the waterfront: on the sides of buildings, set into sidewalks, and in open green park spaces. In the near future, the Port will be adding one more art installation to its collection in Chula Vista. Roberto Salas has been selected to create public art for the future Sweetwater Park in the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista’s Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment.

The Port invites community members and visitors from all over the region and the state of California to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month by taking a self-guided walking tour and experiencing the more than 70 installations of art along the waterfront.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Experiences

Port of San Diego Experiences welcomes businesses, residents and visitors from across the globe to enjoy and prosper from our dynamic waterfront.

As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.