Chula Vista is absolutely brimming with culture. From theatre to music to the arts, there’s so much to be discovered here. Let’s take a deeper look into the artsy side of South San Diego and see what treasures we can find.
Art on Third
If you’re looking for some hip, abstract art to cool up your space, Rich Walker of Art on Third is your guy. His pieces are not only unique and original but made to start conversations. Spend an afternoon in Rich’s studio and ask him the story behind some of his favorite work. It’s an experience that would be treasured by any art lover. When lives music is a thing again, Rich turns his space into a progressive music venue, allowing guests to bring in their own refreshments and sparking ideas that could spark change in very real and very rad ways.
Art rooted in purpose. Urban Timber is San Diego’s original wood resource, breathing new life into fallen trees and other unused materials. The pieces here are the true meaning of style and substance. Find interesting additions for your kitchen like serving bowls and utensils, platters and boards. Get breathtaking custom furniture for your home or business. OR head up to their retail space at 910 Bay Blvd and browse their work among the majestic trees they’ve rescued. Click here to learn more about these awesome retreevers.
Chula Vista Heritage Museum
News junkies and history buffs unite at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. Learn all about Chula Vista’s past through digital archives of Otay Press, The Chula Vista Star and the Chula Vista Star-News. What better way to get to know your town than through snapshots of its history? Click here to learn more about how you can dive into Chula Vista’s past.
You don’t have to travel far to get the big stage experience. OnStage Playhouse is South Bay’s premiere live theatre. A non-profit community theatre located at 291 3rd Ave, OnStage has been serving a variety of theatre experiences for the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach and San Ysidro for the past 28 years. If you’re looking for a creative new date night idea, this is it. Click here to find showtimes and learn more about up coming performances.
Ground Floor Murals
Bringing San Diego together one mural at a time. You may have seen some pretty spectacular murals throughout the city of our beloved Padres players. Those beautiful works of street art are from Chula Vista’s own Paul Jimenez and Signe Ditona of Ground Floor Murals. This uber talented couple has created masterpieces across town featuring Tony Gwinn, Fernando Tatis Jr, Joe Musgrove and right here at the Vogue Theatre, Manny Machado. Their latest work featuring Yu Darvish is on display in the Convoy area. Follow them on their Instagram @groundfloormurals to keep up with their latest work.
South San Diego is continuing to become a cultural melting pot filled with amazing experiences. The more you explore around here, the more beauty you’ll find around every corner. Follow us on social to hear more about what a life in South San Diego can bring you.