Mass Creativity 2019

On June 22, 2019, we celebrated Mass Creativity’s 7th year! Mass Creativity is an artist-led community outreach program that includes a series of seven workshops at various community centers throughout San Diego. The program culminated in an all-day outdoor celebration of art, creativity and community called Mass Creativity Day held at the park across from the Museum. Attendees enjoyed live music, food, hands-on art-making activities, free admission to the Museum and more! Snacks at the event were generously donated by KIND.

For 2019, we partnered with the following community centers:

Casa Familiar Civic and Recreation Center
Barrio Logan College Institute
Paradise Hills at Skyline Hills Library
The San Diego LGBT Center
Solutions for Change
South Bay Community Services and Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood
Southern Sudanese Community Center

2019 Workshop Theme

Artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga created fun and engaging workshops, centered on the theme of “emotions,” where children and families can explore their creativity and create imaginary creatures. The entire program culminates on Mass Creativity Day, June 22, where the imaginary creatures from all the centers will come together. Snacks were generously donated by KIND.

2019 Workshop Dates + Locations

April 20 | 1-3pm

The San Diego LGBT Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103

May 1 | 4-6pm

Casa Familiar at The Youth Center
3604 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, CA 92173

May 2 | 4-6pm

Barrio Logan College Institute
1625 Newton Ave. #200
San Diego, CA 92113

May 17 | 1:30-3:30pm

Harborside Elementary School
681 Naples Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

May 18 | 1-3pm

Southern Sudanese Community Center
4077 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA 92105

May 31 | 11am-1pm

Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92114

June 1 | 11am-1pm

Solutions for Change
722 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92083

Meet the Artist Behind the Workshops

Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles-based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. Tanya was first commissioned for The New Children’s Museum’s grand opening in 2008. Then a budding artist from the San Diego-Tijuana region, she created Texture Forest, a whimsical toddler play space. In the decade since, she has developed her career and has been featured in American Craft Magazine and PBS’s Craft in America Series. In 2018, she received the inaugural Johnson Fellowship which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions towards positive changes in US communities. Read our interview with her on the blog.

Mass Creativity 2019 was made possible in part by:

Lower Level Renovations

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