celebrating creativity and community

Mass Creativity is a series of artist-led outreach workshops designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Each year the Mass Creativity program consists of complimentary workshops in diverse communities in San Diego and culminates in a free all-day event at the Museum called Mass Creativity Day. 

Since its beginning in 2013, the program has reached more than 24,000 people, worked with 15 professional artists, and partnered with nearly 20 diverse community organizations.

Often, the Museum collaborates with an artist-in-residence to commission and develop an installation in the Museum inspired by the Mass Creativity participants and communities.

Past Mass Creativity Artists

  • 2021: David Israel Reynoso, Teatro Piñata
  • 2020: Panca, El Más Allá
  • 2019: Tanya Aguiñiga, tikitiko
  • 2018: Rizzhel Javier, People and Places Project
  • 2017: Museum Creative Team, Celebrate Your Story
  • 2015-2016: Wes Sam-Bruce, The Wonder Sound
  • 2014: Ingram Ober (You are What You Eat), Marisol Rendon (Draw Me Into Your Story), Amy Mayfield (I Scream for Ice Cream), and Perry Vasquez, (Edible Art)
  • 2013: Perry Vasquez (FotoAktion), Amy Mayfield (Flower Power) , Jim Brown (Where did we come from? Where are we going?), David White (Hyper Local News)

Museum Open Memorial Day 5/27

NCM will be open Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Plan your visit!