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Art Above San Diego: Spring 2014

  • Art Above San Diego Spring 2014 1835 Columbia Street San Diego, Ca US (map)

Eighteen o Five presents Art Above San Diego, an open-air contemporary art fair that features collective works from some of San Diego’s most exciting emerging artists and art galleries. The event aims to promote the work of creative people and businesses in San Diego, while engaging the public at large.


Art Above San Diego will be presented atop the 6,000 sq. ft. Ripassi Roof Deck at the Porto Vista Hotel, overlooking the harbor and Little Italy. The event is curated by Eighteen o Five, a Contemporary Art gallery and studio space located in Little Italy, showcasing unique work by local artists.  

Little Italy is a unique hip and historic urban location that offers a growing community artists, art lovers and collectors in search of original works of art.

Artists and Art Galleries will have the opportunity to transform the rooftop’s cabanas into unique booths to create the feel of a contemporary art fair that is accessible to the public.  

I wanted to bring different types of galleries from all over San Diego into one location to expose multiple, very diverse art spaces you don’t normally see alongside one another. I’m hoping the event will foster a more unified art district in San Diego. It’s taking galleries from all over San Diego, neighborhoods like North Park, Point Loma, Normal Heights, Littly Italy and bringing them all together to form a strong network.

Art Above San Diego will become a regular affair that gives the public greater exposure to the city’s art spaces and businesses. I plan to rotate featured artists and art galleries throughout the years.

This rooftop art exhibition will allow artists and art galleries the opportunity to connect with the public and other galleries in a non-competitive climate and without high costs. For the public, it’s a way to break down the walls with art spaces and the larger unified art community in a way that’s not intimidating. 


To view images of the first Art Above San Diego 2013 please visit the facebook page

If you are interested in exhibiting at the next Art Above San Diego please contact Lauren Siry at

Art Above San Diego will run for one night only on Saturday, March 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Porto Vista Hotel’s Ripassi Roof Deck. The venue is located at 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego on the 5th floor of the hotel. The event is free and open to all, with a $5-$10 donation suggested at the door. 

For more information contact Lauren Siry by phone 619-888-8288 or email

Eighteen o Five:


Date of Event: March 15, 2014

Time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego

Venue: Porto Vista Hotel (Ripassi Roof Deck) 

Cost: Free

Eighteen o Five is a Contemporary Art gallery and studio space run by artist, Lauren Siry. The gallery located in Little Italy of San Diego, showcases unique works by local artists. Eighteen o Five provides a space for diverse artists that seek to explore experimental and conceptual art, while still demonstrating a love for traditional mediums.  In addition to expanding San Diego’s art scene, Eighteen o Five encourages beginning art collectors to seek their first art investment in an environment where the art is both accessible and local. For more information visit

Porto Vista Hotel – Glass Door 

A San Diego California Hotel perfectly located in one of San Diego’s oldest districts, Little Italy, with fine dining restaurants and local pubs and bars along India St and our very own award winning restaurant the Glass Door Restaurant and Bar on the Fourth Floor with amazing harbor views and spectacular Sunsets from the dining patio.

Location: 1835 Columbia St, San Diego, Ca 92101