Mass Creativity 2020

Mass Creativity is an artist-led community outreach program that includes a series of seven free workshops at various community centers throughout San Diego. The program culminates in an all-day free outdoor celebration of art, creativity and community called Mass Creativity Day on June 27 from 10am-3pm held at the park across from the Museum. Enjoy live music, food, hands-on art-making activities, free admission to the Museum and more!

For 2020, we are partnering with the following community centers:

Barrio Logan College Institute
Casa Familiar Civic and Recreation Center
City Heights Weingart Library
Paradise Hills at Skyline Hills Library
The San Diego LGBT Center
Solutions for Change
South Bay Community Services

Pop-Up Play with PANCA

This year’s free community workshops feature a pop-up play experience with artist-in-residence and muralist, PANCA. Bring PANCA’s unique artwork to life through the act of playing and interacting with art. These workshops will inform PANCA’s new installation at the Museum to open in September.

2020 Workshop Dates + Locations (Postponed)

Due to the Museum’s temporary closure, the following Mass Creativity workshop dates are postponed until further notice. 

April 18 | 1-3pm

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

April 29 | 4-6pm

Casa Familiar Civic Center
114 West Hall Avenue
San Ysidro, CA

May 7 | 4-6pm (Invitation Only)

Barrio Logan College Institute
2114 National Avenue
San Diego, CA

May 15 | 1:30-3:30pm (Invitation Only)

South Bay Community Services – Loma Verde Elementary
1450 Loma Lane
Chula Vista, CA

May 16 | 11am-1pm

Solutions for Change
722 W California Avenue
Vista, CA

May 29 | 11am-1pm

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

May 30 | 1-3pm

City Heights Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA

Meet the Artist Behind the Workshops

PANCA (aka Paola Villaseñor) lives and works in Tijuana. She is an international artist known for her playful street art, which has appeared everywhere from walls in Mexico City to the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). As a child, PANCA visited The New Children’s Museum and recalls painting the Painted Object, which was one of her first experiences with painting something on a large scale. This left a big impression on her and has inspired her artwork today. Her work SMILE, currently adorns the Museum’s entry bridge, welcoming visitors with bright colors and playful smiles.

Mass Creativity 2020 is made possible in part by:

Temporary Closure as of 3/16

The Museum is temporarily closed. Click here for information about our closure and cancellations.