space 4 art
san diego, ca
About Us

Mission >  Programming > Values

Located in the East Village of San Diego, Space 4 Art’s three warehouses contain 32 artist studios, 5 live/work artist studios, two-room exhibition gallery, outdoor performance stage and classroom.  Since 2010, regional artists exploring their craft have utilized the space to share their creative ideas and artworks.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to support creative centers where artists live, work and interact with their community in an innovative and educational environment.


Programming efforts to support the mission include:

  • Encourage, support and facilitate development of affordable spaces for artists to live and work
  • Assist emerging artists with skill development to create viable art careers
  • Offer affordable performance and exhibition space for artistic expression
  • Share, investigate, create and access arts-based STEM Education for young adults
  • Create a permanent facility and community to support experimental, fringe and new artworks and artists


Our Values:

  • We believe in synergy — Artists from disparate backgrounds working together in proximity inspire each other.
  • We believe in the artistic dividend — Arts are an essential element of the cultural economy that attract creative thinkers from other fields to our city.
  • We believe in the transformative power of Art — Art can lead to healthy growth in marginalized communities
  • We believe in cultural diversity — Arts can fortify existing communities and traditional cultures
  • We believe in empowerment — Community design/build projects give artists control and connect them to their creations




logo-exchange-gold_128x94  SPACE 4 ART is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.