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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 OnView@sandiego.gov.


Featured Exhibitions

San Diego Art Prize | September 17, 2022 - Jaunary 7, 2023 | More information

San Diego Art Prize

OnView - Local Arts

Charcoal drawing of two Native women by artist Summer Paa'ila-Herrera Jones.

Central Library - 2nd Floor
Summer Paa’ila-Herrera Jones
November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Three images from the RE collection

La Jolla/Riford Library
True Ryndes, Robert Treat, and Pat Kelly
October 19, 2022 – January 5, 2023

Painting with an abstract swirling motif by artist Leslie Jenness. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Diversity in the Ocean
Leslie Jenness
November 15, 2022 - January 28, 2023

Painting of an elephant by artist Yoli McLeland. Oil on canvas.

Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library
Yoli McLeland
November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Photograph of a motorcycle helmet painted to look like a Día De Los Muertos sugar skull by artist Erica Alarcon.

Mission Valley Library
Erica Alarcon
October 22 - November 30, 2022

New Beginnings Painting

Mission Valley Library
New Beginnings
Associated Fine Arts
October 6 — December 31, 2022

Multicolored collage

North Park Library
ArtReach at Jefferson Elementary: A Celebration of our Young Artists
September 2 – December 2, 2022

Four portraits of unhoused people by photographer Jordan Verdin.

North University Community Library
Humanity Showers
Jordan Verdin
November 14, 2022 - January 28, 2023

Artist depiction of swan and flowers using colored pencil.

Rancho Bernardo Library 
Bird’s Eye View of Plein Air Painting 
Sharon Ford & Sue Ann Daffara 
October 1 – December 31, 2022

Painting of water with lillypads

Rancho Peñasquitos Library
Present: A Gift for Today
Sarah Baek
October 1 – November 30, 2022

Paintings of flowers in vases

University Community Library
Seeing the World through Children's Eyes
Fang Art Studio
September 30 – November 30, 2022

Previously OnView Exhibitons
  • 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.