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OnView: Art and Culture Exhibitions

The Library’s exhibition program allows free access to visual art and cultural exhibitions, while promoting San Diego artists and creative community groups. For more information about library exhibitions, email us at


Featured Exhibitions

Good Natured | May 13, 2023 - July 29, 2023 | More information

Image of green grass background with brown, dead grass spelling out the words "Good Natured"


OnView - Local Arts

Photographic portrait of PJ, an unhoused person. Photograph by Jordan Verdin.
Central Library
Humanity Showers
Jordin Verdin

April 4 -May 30, 2023

Close-up of a painting of a traditional Korean “lucky bag” by artists by artist Sihyeon Park.
Central Library (2nd floor)
Wishes from Joseon
Sihyeon Park
May 8 - July 3, 2023
Painting of colorful abstract shapes by artist Terrie Logan.
Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox
Guard Your Art
Terrie Logan

March 11 – May 31, 2023 

Photograph of a man in a suit with a bicycle horn sitting next to a goldfish in a bowl by artist Nathaly Alvizures.
Mission Valley
Nathaly Alvizures
March 15 - May 31, 2023
Drawing of a quail and butterflies on a background of California poppies by artist Hilary Dufour.
North Park
Hilary Dufour
April 13 - June 13, 2023
Close-up of a painting of a rocky coastline by artists from the SD Plein Air Painters Meetup Group.
Pacific Beach/Taylor
The Perfect Escape
San Diego Plein Air Painters Meetup Group
May 1 - June 23, 2023
Photograph of hand-lettered name tags by artists from the San Diego Society for Calligraphers.
Point Loma
San Diego Society for Calligraphy
March 30 - June 30 2023
Rancho Bernardo
College Transitions
Janet Keto
April 1 - June 30, 2023
Close-up of a painting pink calla lilies by artists from the Associated Fine Artists group.
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa
Associated Fine Artists
May 13 - July 8, 2023
Painting of two people on a bench under a streetlight by student artists from Write Out Loud.
University Community
Write Out Loud
May 1 - May 31, 2023
Picture of a woman and a boy interacting with a scientific experiment.
Various Locations
Fleet on the Go
Throughout 2023
Previously OnView Exhibitons
  • Lost in Translation: A Game of TelephoneLost in Translation: A Game of Telephone | February 6, 2023 - April 15, 2023
  • SD Art PrizeSD Art Prize | September 17, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • Echoes of AfricaEchoes of Africa | June 4, 2022 - August 20, 2022
  • Clara BreedCall to Serve: Clara E. Breed and the Japanese American Incarceration | September 18, 2021 - January 30, 2022
  • Occupy Third SpaceOccupy Thirdspace II: Plástica y palabra en TJ/SD | Ocupa Tercer Espacio II: Plástica y palabra en TJ/SD | February 19, 2022 - May 7, 2022
  • Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman: Modern San Diego | September 28 – January 19, 2020
  • Fear No ArtFear No Art: Civic Engagement, Histories, Currencies | February 15 – May 17, 2020

Explore past exhibitions at Central Library Art Gallery, including behind the scenes content and virtual tours.

All exhibitions at Central are a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.