SAN DIEGO–The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s new Arts Park at Chollas Creek, home to Writerz Blok, is now open and will host “Sow and Grow at The Creek,” a free community event on September 8.
“Sow and Grow at The Creek” – with an everything gardening theme – kicks off from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
The Arts Park programming and will feature gardening workshops with free take-home plants, creation of a community mural with “KimberlyArtShow,” reggae band Pali Roots, kids’ activities and more.
Artist Deedee Morrison will introduce the community and solicit feedback for her proposed public art sculpture, “Visualize Biodiversity,” that will reside as a permanent installation at the Chollas Creek Urban Park. A collaboration with Jacobs Center and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the piece celebrates habitat restoration in a biologically rich and visually appealing piece. It is set to be unveiled at Chollas Creek in early 2019.
Arts Park at Chollas Creek builds on Writerz Blok’s mission to build Southeastern San Diego’s cultural offerings and provide a space for all artists (visual, performing, experiential, etc.) to gather and engage the community. The park’s transformation was community driven, with neighbors offering insight on how to best expand the park for ultimate community use.
“We are excited to expand our programming at Arts Park at Chollas Creek to include events around art, design and nature,” said Reginald Jones, president and CEO of the Jacobs Center. “This place-making park can be transferred to locations throughout the community to enhance areas and bring people together through the arts.”
To continue these efforts, Jacobs Center is currently seeking other organizations and artists to propose arts and culture activities at Arts Park at Chollas Creek from September to December.