The San Diego art institute was established in 1941. It has grown to be a new contemporary art exhibition showcasing all the local talents. The art institute is located in Balboa Park. It offers various exhibitions, interactive programs and shows. It has been established to showcase artistic talent from northern to southern California. It has been converted into a non-profit organization and has been around for more than 80 years.
The San Diego art institute or SDAI in Balboa park is spread over 8000 acres and is solely dedicated to art. It has also acquired an additional 3000 acres in Westfield plaza mall to create a rotating art studio and exhibition hall. It has quite a historical background that greatly affected its existence during world war 2. In the year 1951, the San Diego art institute changed from all-male membership and started including women as well. It was only after women joined the institute that it started growing in activities and its popularity. It is an institute that for decades have been supporting contemporary art forms as well as build a platform for artists to grow, network as well as make a living. The SDAI is definitely an institution of art and is a must-visit while in San Diego.