Artist Membership Information

Spanish Village Art Center (SVAC) in Balboa Park welcomes individuals wishing to be a part of the largest artist community in San Diego!

Become an artist at Spanish Village Art Center.

Calling all artists! Showcase your talent at Spanish Village Art Center.

Next jury date: Saturday, September 28, 2024

Applications are being accepted until: Monday, September 2, 2024, at 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our vibrant art community!



All artists living in San Diego County are eligible for membership in SVAC. Prospective members must provide the following information along with the application:

  1. 3 small photographs representing the work to be judged. Those artists who are already SVAC members must submit photos of the new work to be judged.
  2. Proof that the artist is at least 18 years of age; i.e. valid CA driver’s license or ID card with a copy of the same. Make sure the birthdate is legible in the copy.
  3. Proof of residency in San Diego County (utility bill or other proof of residency) with a copy of the same.

Application Fees:

Non-SVAC Members Jury Application Fee: $35

SAVAC Members Jury Application Fee: $25


Benefits Include:

  • Being a part of our community of artists to share creativity and knowledge.
  • Free use of our patio space for booth setup to show and sell your artwork.
  • Exhibit at the December Nights Event, with attendance of over 300,000, offering great exposure.
  • Access to studio space either as a lease holder or studio partner.
  • And much more!

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For more information, contact us using the email form below. If you complete the email form, we’ll drop you a note as soon as we can.

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    SVAC is a collection of working art studios established in 1938 by the San Diego City Council to make the creation of art visible to the public. SVAC continues today as a not-for-profit organization, relying on membership to participate in its direction and programs. As part of SVAC’s agreement with the City of San Diego, the organization maintains open-house studios where artists and craftspeople create and demonstrate their technique(s) to the public. SVAC members are required to work in the studios and are only privileged to exhibit and sell the works created in the medium (or media) that they were juried in with.

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      Spanish Village Art Center

      1770 Village Place

      Balboa Park

      San Diego, CA 92101


      Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

      7 days a week.

      Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

      The office is located in Studio 18

      619 233-9050

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