San Diego Journals

Art in San Diego

A travel journal to San Diego by Elli Metz

Quote: One of the things I notice when talking to my artist friends is that we have a different goal in mind while travelling: to amass art supplies. Here's where to do it in San Diego.

Art in San Diego

Overview

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If you want the end-all, be-all of art supplies, go to the Art Supply Warehouse in Old Town. (I'll give more info in a journal entry in a moment.) It's got every possible thing you could ever want, plus some that you won't know you want until you've been here. Ephemera is one of my passions (for mixed-media work), and I'll tell you now -- San Diego has history en masse. It's got a hundred options for picking up papers and flea market finds. Don't miss Kobe's Flea Market on the weekends, either. Quick Tips: Bring cash. I mean, a LOT of cash. And a list of what you need. You'll find it here.Best Way To Get Around: Though San Diego has an extensive mass transit system, in t...Read More

Artists Supply Warehouse

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Attraction

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It's not much to look at from the outside, as one would kind of expect from a warehouse. There is limited parking in front, and a lot in back that you can leave your vehicle in relatively safely. Up a flight of stairs or through an iron-barred door, you'll find the single best place I've ever found for art supplies. Not only are there the traditional artist's materials: canvases, oil and acrylic paints, pastels, pigments -- but also things you might not otherwise think to look for. Things like mosaic tile pieces, bookbinding supplies, tempra paints like the ones used in grade schools, large sheets of handmade papers, mounting boards, gesso of all colors, and printmaking supplies. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 3, 2001

Artists Supply Warehouse
Old Town
San Diego, California 92101

Kobey's Swap Meet

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Attraction | "Kobe's Flea Market"

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It's not uncommon, when first entering this market, to see a vendor selling handcrafted tabletop fountains sitting right next to someone who seems to be selling things from his latest garage sale. It's all part of the thrill of the chase at Kobe's Market. In actuality, this isn't the largest market in this area, nor is it the best. Vendors are often just the clearance items of local stores (Videos 2 Sell has a permanent booth here, for instance), and those rare and shining gems of originality and good marketing are few and far between. That said, it IS one of the best markets in price. Marked prices are about average, but the whole point of a flea market is to haggle, and here is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2001

Kobey's Swap Meet
3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, California 92110
+1 619 226 0650