The Studio Door

The Studio Door San Diego's premier art gallery. A destination gallery to purchase art and meet artists.

Opened in 2014, The Studio Door is a multi-purpose community art gallery dedicated to the creative marketplace. As an S-Corporation, The Studio Door leads by example as a for-profit business while encouraging economic development. Over 2,000 artists have exhibited and participate in exhibits and creative programming lead by the business. After several initial North Park locations, The Studio Door

settled in the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood. The 4,300 sq foot storefront contains a sprawling art gallery surrounded by 16 artist studios and a small “museum store.” Half of the gallery space converts into a public space, which has held live local Jazz concerts, Drag Queen performances, art workshops and public gatherings. The gallery is nationally known for its annual exhibitions, The Crow Show and PROUD+, as well as the regional biennial 50 To Watch. As a strong community partner, The Studio Door collaborates with Mission Federal ArtWalk’s Business of Art Scholarship. Behind The Studio Door is “Mural Alley.” In 2010, the alley boasted an incredible mural by renown artist Shepard Fairey (now obscured by new development). Almost a decade later, local muralists have taken up the call to enrich the neighborhood. Hillcrest Business Association has secured the funding to hand rope lights across the alley and future events are being planned. In 2019, The Studio Door was awarded a Nicky Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts by the LGBTQ community. Additionally, recognition came from California’s Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Todd Gloria and Councilmember Chris Ward for community service in the arts.

12/21/2023

Happy Holidays!

Did you read this month’s THE WORD ON ART in The WORD SD News ?

Patric Stillman interviewed Sarah Stieber Daniel A Hopkins Alex Julian Austin Gosswiller Jack Stricker about their Hillcrest Murals and created a self-guided tour of Hillcrest’s public art & murals.

Here is a little update on what is next for these muralists to give you a taste of what’s to come in 2024.

If you missed the feature head over to The WORD SD News and read the interviews & watch the Hillcrest love letter. https://thewordsd.news/hillcrest-mural-marvels/

Patrick N Brown's landscapes are sublime.  Take closer look at the use of color and the gauzy effect of ho he has applie...
12/20/2023

Patrick N Brown's landscapes are sublime. Take closer look at the use of color and the gauzy effect of ho he has applied the paint. Lush and gorgeous works are available now through mid-January as part of our curated artists exhibit. Patrick Brown

Patti Rague's Party Puppies are whimsical ceramic and wire mini-sculptures.  Forget flowers and a bottle of bubbly, give...
12/19/2023

Patti Rague's Party Puppies are whimsical ceramic and wire mini-sculptures. Forget flowers and a bottle of bubbly, give the gift of a puppy to your loved ones.

Attention Art Lovers and Community Members! 🕰️ Irregular Holiday Hours: To let our artists enjoy the festivities, the ga...
12/18/2023

Attention Art Lovers and Community Members!

🕰️ Irregular Holiday Hours: To let our artists enjoy the festivities, the gallery will be operating on irregular hours. Your understanding is much appreciated!

🗓️ Plan Your Visit: For an optimal art experience, we recommend making an appointment before your visit. Simply call 619-255-2867 or DM us to schedule.

Regular hours return in 2024.

🎨✨ Thank you for being part of The Studio Door community. Wishing you a season filled with art, joy, and festive cheer! 🎄🌟

✨ THE CROW SHOW 2024 • A Decade of Feathers and Art ✨🎨 Calling all artists! 🎨Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary...
12/15/2023

✨ THE CROW SHOW 2024 • A Decade of Feathers and Art ✨

🎨 Calling all artists! 🎨

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of this iconic national exhibition at The Studio Door! 🌟 From March 1 to 30, 2024, we're turning our gallery into a haven for the mysterious and enchanting world of Crows.

🦅 Whether they symbolize myth, magic, tragedy, or intelligence in your eyes, Crows have captured the imaginations of artists worldwide. This annual tradition showcases the diverse interpretations of these incredible birds – from the depths of reality to the realms of fantasy.

🖌️ Submit your creative expressions featuring Crows, ravens, and other Corvus species! This is your chance to share your unique perspective and become a part of a San Diego tradition.

📆 Deadline for submissions: 1/31/24
🔗 Apply now: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=12789

Let your art take flight and be a part of THE CROW SHOW's 10th-anniversary celebration! 🌈✨

You still have time ... to get that special artwork for a loved one ... to fill that blank wall or end table before gues...
12/14/2023

You still have time ... to get that special artwork for a loved one ... to fill that blank wall or end table before guests arrive ... to gift yourself a small work of art because you deserve it ... (fill in the blank) _________.

The Studio Door is here for you.

Gallery opens Tuesday - Saturday from 11 AM - 6 PM. Support local art and small business.

Look how beautiful these Palms look in the gallery!  Think how fantastic they would be in your home.  It's been such a p...
12/13/2023

Look how beautiful these Palms look in the gallery! Think how fantastic they would be in your home. It's been such a pleasure knowing artist Kay Kaplan and watching her creativity blossom. She has really hit her stride working in oils. Everything about her work pops. https://www.kaykaplan.com

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
November 30, 2023 - January 13, 2024

The Studio Door
San Diego's Premier Art Gallery
3867 4th Ave, Hillcrest

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
11 - 6 PM
or by appointment

India La Motte made a splash at The Studio Door when we were in North Park several years ago.  We recently checked in on...
12/12/2023

India La Motte made a splash at The Studio Door when we were in North Park several years ago. We recently checked in on this photographer and now have a selection of amazing photographs in the gallery by India. We are open all week so take a break from the hustle and bustle and stop into the gallery to see, to shop and to dream. https://indialamottephotography.com

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
November 30, 2023 - January 13, 2024

The Studio Door
San Diego's Premier Art Gallery
3867 4th Ave, Hillcrest

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
11 - 6 PM
or by appointment

Art: Eclipse (Franklin, NC), Photograph on Cotton Rag, 7.5" x 11.5"

One of the best opportunities to get a real world understanding of creative commerce, street art fairs and engaging with...
12/11/2023

One of the best opportunities to get a real world understanding of creative commerce, street art fairs and engaging with the public. This one is really a no brainer.

The San Diego Visual Arts Network and Mission Fed ArtWalk are pleased to again offer The Busine

Caught this incredibly sweet picture of artist Patrick Brown last night before the gallery reception. St. Nick has arriv...
12/10/2023

Caught this incredibly sweet picture of artist Patrick Brown last night before the gallery reception. St. Nick has arrived.

Wisdom Collective, LLC • Karen Cadiero-Kaplan kept us in a creative mood with her evening demo.
12/10/2023

Wisdom Collective, LLC • Karen Cadiero-Kaplan kept us in a creative mood with her evening demo.

Not all receptions have the same punch.  It was a quiet December reception last night but a very sweet night hanging out...
12/10/2023

Not all receptions have the same punch. It was a quiet December reception last night but a very sweet night hanging out with art lovers that appreciated excellence in art. Thank you to everyone who found the time to support The Studio Door and its artists.

12/09/2023
Be an angel and stop in today at The Studio Door.  RECEPTION TONIGHT from 6- 9 PM.  An opportunity to show your love for...
12/09/2023

Be an angel and stop in today at The Studio Door. RECEPTION TONIGHT from 6- 9 PM. An opportunity to show your love for local artists, hang out in one of Hillcrest's sweet spots and celebrate there holidays with us. ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
Artist Reception TODAY!
December 9 from 6 - 9 PM

PATRICK N BROWN
KAY KAPLAN
INDIA LAMOTTE
KARLA PRECIADO
JERRY SCHUTTE
and the working artists of The Studio Door

You read the interviews in The WORD SD News so now get out there. Grab your best walking shoes or your well traveled bik...
12/08/2023

You read the interviews in The WORD SD News so now get out there. Grab your best walking shoes or your well traveled bike and hit the streets of Hillcrest. Your self-guided tour info is on The Studio Door's website. Print or read off your phone and see the creativity first hand.

https://thestudiodoor.com/mural-alley

Ho ho ho … the final first Thursday of the year! Set up is in full motion. Can’t wait for tonight. If you’re in Hillcres...
12/08/2023

Ho ho ho … the final first Thursday of the year! Set up is in full motion. Can’t wait for tonight. If you’re in Hillcrest join us.

Walk in ART is tonight! Take a turn down Mural Alley and find holiday treats, creative crafters, curated performances, seasonal cocktails, live karaoke, and art created in-front of your eyes! Make Walk in ART your holiday tradition in the City!

5pm til 10pm tonight in the alley between 4th and 5th south of University Ave.

Patrick N Brown is one of San Diego's most prolific artists who is comfortable moving between abstract, figurative and l...
12/06/2023

Patrick N Brown is one of San Diego's most prolific artists who is comfortable moving between abstract, figurative and landscapes. Upon sight of his work, one quickly understands immediately why his art is collected across the US. It's time that San Diego steps up to recognize what the rest of the world already knows.

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
November 30, 2023 - January 13, 2024
Reception: Saturday, December 9 from 6 - 9 PM

The Studio Door
San Diego's Premier Art Gallery
3867 4th Ave, Hillcrest

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
11 - 6 PM
or by appointment

Art: EARLY MORNING ON THE MERAMEC by Patrick Brown, Acrylic, 24" x 24"

12/05/2023

Living in Arizona, Jerry Schutte is a retired art educator who has a long history of artistic accomplishments. His work is in significant collections including Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, College of Notre Dame, Montreal-Yergeau Musee International d'art and more. With more than 162 national shows including 17 spotlights, it's easy to find yourself in awe of his commitment to his art. Its equally easy to find yourself mesmerized by his rich landscapes.

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
November 30, 2023 - January 13, 2024
Reception: Saturday, December 9 from 6 - 9 PM

The Studio Door
San Diego's Premier Art Gallery
3867 4th Ave, Hillcrest

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
11 - 6 PM
or by appointment

Art: Superstition Springs, Oil on Cnvas, 11" x 14
Rio Grande II, Oil on Linen, 11" x 14"

Karla Preciado k.preciado.art • born and raised in Tijuana takes her art very seriously since she returned to this conti...
12/04/2023

Karla Preciado k.preciado.art • born and raised in Tijuana takes her art very seriously since she returned to this continent after living in Spain with her family in 2007. A close look will reveal a connection to the sense of joy and optimism that rise out of the color palette that she attributes to her Mexican culture as it interacts with seascapes through an abstract lens.

CURATED ARTISTS AT THE STUDIO DOOR
November 30, 2023 - January 13, 2024
Reception: Saturday, December 9 from 6 - 9 PM

The Studio Door
San Diego's Premier Art Gallery
3867 4th Ave, Hillcrest

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
11 AM - 6 PM
or by appointment

Art: Copper Glow by Karla Preciado

Happy Holidays!  Hope to see you on Thursday in Hillcrest.
12/03/2023

Happy Holidays! Hope to see you on Thursday in Hillcrest.

When you stop by the see the final day of The Dog and Pony Show, ask studio artist Karen of Wisdom Collective, LLC about...
11/25/2023

When you stop by the see the final day of The Dog and Pony Show, ask studio artist Karen of Wisdom Collective, LLC about her Art & Sound Healing Circles in the gallery.

Final Day for the DOG & PONY Show!  Once again The Studio Door hits it out of the ballpark with excellent artworks by th...
11/25/2023

Final Day for the DOG & PONY Show! Once again The Studio Door hits it out of the ballpark with excellent artworks by the region's finest artists. Gallery is open 1 - 6 PM today. • Ally Benbrook, Dennis Dizon, Debbie Korbel, Stefan Talian, Chris Walker Patti Rague and Susan Coppock. • Artwork seen here by Stefan Talian

🎨 Support Local Artisans Today 🌟 This  , let's make a colorful choice! 🌈 Skip the crowded malls and embrace the unique c...
11/24/2023

🎨 Support Local Artisans Today 🌟 This , let's make a colorful choice! 🌈 Skip the crowded malls and embrace the unique creations of our talented studio artists at The Studio Door. 🚀 Your purchase doesn't just buy art; it supports dreams, fuels creativity, and adds a personal touch to your space. 🏡 Join us in celebrating the beauty of handcrafted pieces and make a statement with art that tells a story. 📣 Share the love, not just the sales! 💖

Gallery Open today from 11 - 3 PM

Thanksgiving Gratitude from The Studio Door
11/23/2023

Thanksgiving Gratitude from The Studio Door

Thank you for being apart of the vibrant community of artists, patrons, and collaborators who make The Studio Door a hub of artistic expression. Your contributions are the heartbeat of our creative home. May you find yourself surrounded by laughter and peace through the holiday season.

Artwork by Chris Walker and featuring more art featuring dogs and ponies by Ally Benbrook, Dennis Dizon, Debbie Korbel, ...
11/22/2023

Artwork by Chris Walker and featuring more art featuring dogs and ponies by Ally Benbrook, Dennis Dizon, Debbie Korbel, Patti Rogue, Stefan Talian, Susan Coppock and Hyacinthe Baron.
Sales of Ally Benbrooks's watercolors fund an artist in need at the end of the year in her memory.

Hours this week - Plan ahead:

Wednesday 11 - 3 PM
Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday 11 - 3 PM
Saturday 1 - 6 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to you at The Studio Door!

DOG AND PONY SHOWNovember 2 - 25, 2023Artwork by Debbi Korbel and featuring more art featuring dogs and ponies by Ally B...
11/21/2023

DOG AND PONY SHOW
November 2 - 25, 2023

Artwork by Debbi Korbel and featuring more art featuring dogs and ponies by Ally Benbrook, Dennis Dizon, Chris Walker, Patti Rogue, Stefan Talian, Susan Coppock and Hyacinthe Baron.

Sales of Ally Benbrooks's watercolors fund an artist in need at the end of the year in her memory.

Hours this week - Plan ahead:

Tuesday 11 - 6 PM
Wednesday 11 - 3 PM
Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday 11 - 3 PM
Saturday 1 - 6 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to you at The Studio Door!

Plan ahead.  Open tomorrow from 11 - 6 PM then we slip into Thanksgiving hours for the rest of the week.  The Dog and Po...
11/21/2023

Plan ahead. Open tomorrow from 11 - 6 PM then we slip into Thanksgiving hours for the rest of the week. The Dog and Pony Show runs through Saturday the 25th.

TONIGHT!      The Dog and Pony Show artist reception arrives.  Don't let a few showers scare you off.  We will be waitin...
11/18/2023

TONIGHT! The Dog and Pony Show artist reception arrives. Don't let a few showers scare you off. We will be waiting for you from 6 - 9 PM

Featuring the art of:
ALLY BENBROOK
DENNIS DIZON
DEBBIE KORBEL
STEFAN TALIAN
HYACINTHE BARON
SUSAN COPPOCK
PATTI RAGUE
CHRIS WALKER

plus all the artists that you have come to love working and selling out of The Studio Door. Feel the creativity that love offers this holiday season and give the gift of art.

Photograph by Chris Walker

OG Artist Dennis Dizon returns to The Studio Door for The Dog and Pony Show.  What a great reunion as Dennis Dizon was t...
11/16/2023

OG Artist Dennis Dizon returns to The Studio Door for The Dog and Pony Show. What a great reunion as Dennis Dizon was there when the gallery and artist studios were just an idea. Always wonderful to reconnect with artists who propelled the gallery through the years with their personality, creativity and style. Reception this Saturday from 6 - 9 PM. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 7 PM.

Address

3867 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
92103

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm

Telephone

(619) 255-2867

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Hillcrest’s Premier art gallery is a unique art center located just minutes from downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. Since 2014, The Studio Door has become known for its gallery of contemporary art, working artist studios, a museum store gift shop, community events and the neighborhood’s expanding Mural Alley.

Great destination for locals, tourist and art lovers.

Our gallery and studios thrive on public patronage. If you are considering making a purchase of art, commissioning a special work of art, seeking to refine your creativity or looking for an arts mentor, The Studio Door is open for business.

PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thestudiodoor


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