Barrio Logan's Art Community
Barrio Logan is home to a thriving artists' community, with a rich cultural tradition
headlined by the district's crown jewel, Chicano Park. The park is listed on the
National Registry of Historic Places and is an iconic destination where visitors can
explore Chicano history in one of the largest collections of public murals in North
America. The art community in Barrio Logan has taken a nod from Chicano Park and
is home to numerous artist collectives, galleries and events including the monthly
Barrio Art Crawl.
Logan Avenue Consortium (LAC)
The Logan Ave. Consortium is a community origination that unifies the Logan Ave. business District. The group is dedicated to promoting arts and cultural events & local businesses on the Historic Logan Ave. with continuous plans to expand and improve their sector of the Barrio Logan arts district.
Founded in 2008 the Glashaus started out as a location for a couple sculpture fabrication studios and a small gallery. Over time, it evolved into a cultural hub with 21 artist work studios housing emerging and professional artist from a variety of cultures and age ranges. Over the years Glashaus has hosted events in the gallery space like craft fairs, performance art, opera performances, book signing parties, concerts for non-profit music organizations or emerging bands as well as art openings for local artists and tenants.
Chicano Art Gallery was founded in 2013 as an artist’s collaborative and platform for creative thinkers to come together in an environment of self-expression to exercise imagination in innovative ways. They recognize that art, in all its forms, can be powerful tool to make the world a better place and welcome all art forms such as poetry and spoken word, photography, multimedia visual arts, and musical performances.
La Bodega Gallery located in the heart of Barrio Logan, only a few blocks away from the historic Chicano Park. Doors opened October, 2013 with the aim of creating a welcoming space for both artists and art supporters. Since then, La Bodega has accomplished this goal by welcoming thousands of guests and supported thousands of early and established artists through exhibitions, performance events, screenings and much more. Having hosted over 100 shows that include the popular annual "Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show", "Frida Kahlo Art Show", "Perfect 10", and many more. Since its inception, La Bodega Gallery's overall goal was to offer the community direct access to various forms of art and this, will remain its primary focus.
The LAC organizes the monthly Barrio Art Crawl, a free, all ages self-guided open gallery tour every second Saturday of the month in Barrio Logan. Participating galleries and business owners host events independently and times may vary.