Personal Experience: I don’t know if I’m being biased because I am an artist myself, but I LOVE Distinction Gallery. They have been voted the #1 gallery in San Diego multiple times and for good reason. I know there are still so many galleries and museums that I need to hit up but for now, this is my favorite. If you are young and an artist, you will most likely love this as much as I do. Why? Well, for one, many of those artists that you ooh and ahh over in Juxtapoz & Hi-Fructose magazine show here. You get to see it all for free! The second Saturday of every month is their monthly gala. The art here is no joke. I leave on the most incredible natural high and SOOO motivated to create. It’s wonderful.
Distinction Gallery is 7,000 square feet and 2 stories. The bottom floor is the main gallery showcasing aaaaammmzing artists from all over the world. The upstairs holds 14 artist studios which are available for rent. These spaces range from 150-800 sq. ft. "The Gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork with an emphasis on figurative pop and urban surrealism. With a focus on painting, the gallery exhibits work by emerging and internationally acclaimed artists," as noted from their website.
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