Paint the Loving Dragon!

Through the Painted Object Design Challenge workshops held in spring 2023,  led by artists Marisol Rendón and Ingram Ober, young participants crafted model sculptures and museum guests voted for their favorite. Rendón and Ober then fabricated the sculpture with the most votes.

At Mass Creativity 2023 the Loving Dragon was finally revealed as the winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who designed, voted, and showed up to decorate this one of a kind Painted Object.

And a special thank you to Marisol Rendón and Ingram Ober who went above and beyond in bringing this extraordinary piece of community creativity to life!

A museum favorite since the early 90’s, the “Painted Object” serves as a canvas for children (and adults) to express themselves through paint.

Paint Studio is subject to closure on rainy days or weather permitting.

Past Painted Objects

Flower Truck

Go West!

Paint Farm

Junk Yard

Penelope the whale

VW Bug

1954 Truck

5 North Reduced Lanes Due to Construction this Weekend

Northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through downtown San Diego from Friday 9/29 to Monday 10/2. Motorists are encouraged to use the Northbound 15. We are also accessible via the Trolley Green Line at the Convention Center stop.

Please plan accordingly!