Art Boxed San Diego Exhibition Opens Friday, October 5 at NTC Liberty Station


October 1 marked the beginning of Fall for the Arts, a month-long spotlight on the many vibrant arts and cultural activities throughout the region, initiated by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.

One of the many activities debuting this month is Art Boxed San Diego: A PODS Project. This portable exhibition highlights local contemporary artists creating thought-provoking and participatory art in storage containers donated by PODS Moving & Storage. The temporary spaces are a way for the community to take part in unique cultural experiences outside of the traditional museum and gallery setting.

A total of nine PODS storage containers will be transformed by San Diego artists, including one POD that will be designed by Think Tank, an MCASD-led collective of emerging art organizations and alternative spaces. Read what San Diego CityBeat and the UT San Diego have to say about Think Tank and the PODS project.

An opening artists reception for Art Boxed San Diego: A PODS Project and kick-off event for the month-long Fall for the Arts community-wide collaboration will take place during Friday Night Liberty, NTC at Liberty Station in Point Loma on Friday, October 5, 5-10 p.m. The PODS storage containers will remain on site for public viewing through Friday, October 12 before relocating to various sites throughout San Diego for the remainder of the month. The Think Tank-designed POD will be on view later in the month outside MCASD Downtown.

Don't miss another great initiative of Fall for the Arts, and that's Kids Free in October. More than 35 museums and attractions that are part of the San Diego Museum Council will offer free admission for kids during the month. Don't forget, MCASD always offers free admission for ages 25 and under, a program that is generously supported by Qualcomm Foundation.