The Studio Door is a unique art center located just minutes from Downtown and Balboa Park. It has become known for its gallery of contemporary art, working artist studios, special events and museum store. Great destination for locals, tourists and other art lovers.

Since 2014, The Studio Door has stood as an independent in San Diego’s commercial art industry. Working as a small business, leading by example, the gallery had encouraged and assisted thousands of artists to engage in creative commerce.

Each month over 100 artists utilize our storefront to generate sales income through working studios, exhibition & sales, professional development, artist-lead workshops and additional programming that puts money in the pockets of working artists, figure drawing models and local musicians.

50 To Watch offers local artists to celebrate fine arts regionally while also expanding the reach of the entire arts community to a national platform. The acclaimed publication carries a lifespan that last years as a tool for art galleries, art patrons and art institutions to find quality artists working in San Diego.

Community Partnerships:

The Studio Door has had the pleasure of collaborating with numerous organizations including:

Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Arc Gallery and Studios – San Francisco
Art of Pride
Art Produce
The Art Institute of California – San Diego
CaFÉ •
California Arts Council
Clay Artists of San Diego
Distinction Gallery
Escondido Arts Partnership
Chula Vista Art Guild
Clay Artists of San Diego
City of Encinitas
Foothill Art Association
GOLDEN Artists
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
North County Sculpture Salon
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
San Diego Natural History Museum • The NAT
San Diego Pride
San Diego Watercolor Society
Sparks Gallery
City of Solana Beach
Studio C
Venus Studios Art Supply – Palm Desert
Visions Art Museum
Visual AIDS – NYC
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum – WI