Discover contemporary local and international artists at Porto Vista Hotel.In collaboration with 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry, the Porto Vista Hotel is pleased to present the Arts Program showcasing contemporary artists throughout the hotel. We aim to creatively activate unlikely spaces with unique art projects, making art more accessible to our guests and the local community. We invite you to attend rotating exhibitions in the Lobby, GlassDoor restaurant and on the rooftop. You will find art around every corner including the elevators, exterior corridors and even in our new vending machine that only dispenses original works of art 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Porto Vista Hotel Arts Program commissions Artists and Curators to live and work on-site, presenting research-led and practice-based projects that promote new perspectives and active learning. The program focuses on creative and cultural investigations that extend to a larger public audience offering lectures and exhibition events for the community to gather.
Exhibitions & Events
Art Commission | Celeste ByersJun 1, 2019Art Commission | Celeste ByersJun 1, 2019
Art Commission | Celeste Byers
Jun 1, 2019
Inspired by the natural world, local artist Celeste Byers has created a hand-painted mural inside the hotel elevator.
Exhibition | Vending Machine ArtJun 20, 2019Exhibition | Vending Machine ArtJun 20, 2019
Exhibition | Vending Machine Art
Jun 20, 2019
Porto Vista Hotel presents the first exhibition in the lobby vending machine featuring a selection of small artworks by local artists including poems, postcards, paintings, sculptures, and drawings available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Art Commission | Sarah StieberMay 3, 2019Art Commission | Sarah StieberMay 3, 2019
Art Commission | Sarah Stieber
May 3, 2019
May You Always See Magic is a 12 x 25ft hand-painted mural by San Diego based artist Sarah Stieber located on the rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel. Stieber highlights the rainbow as a symbolic representation of the Porto Vista Hotel’s mission to nurture an inclusive and creative space for all individuals while engaging San Diego’s diverse cultural community.
Exhibition | Parallel ScreensJul 3, 2019Exhibition | Parallel ScreensJul 3, 2019
Exhibition | Parallel Screens
Jul 3, 2019
Parallel Screens is a video art exhibition curated by Hotel Resident Curator Brunno Silva. The exhibition features video works 24 artists from around the world. Two large screens, situated parallel to each other, will show a two-hour video of two pieces showing at the same time on opposite screens, with a single audio feed.
Residency | Brunno SilvaMay 6, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019Residency | Brunno SilvaMay 6, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Residency | Brunno Silva
May 6, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Porto Vista Hotel is pleased to welcome the first Curator in Residence, Brunno Silva. While in residence, Silva will explore critical conversations surrounding the moving-image through a series of lectures, seminars, studio visits and exhibitions that are free and open to the public.
Art Commission | Ashley FendersonApr 9, 2019Art Commission | Ashley FendersonApr 9, 2019
Art Commission | Ashley Fenderson
Apr 9, 2019
“Selva” is an installation by Ashley Fenderson that transforms the Hotel’s walkways into a jungle-like atmosphere. Lush foliage, vibrant colors, and misty sea glass overlays are dramatically illuminated by the natural light beaming through.
The Arts Program
While international artists and curators are invited to live on site developing their practice and engaging the community, local artists are commissioned to create works of art throughout the hotel.
Porto Vista Hotel aims to engage arts and culture on a global scale with the launch of an international Curatorial and Artist Residency. The hotel invites international curators and artists to live and work on site while engaging the local community.
The hotel features original works of art in each guest room and rotating art exhibitions in the lobby, restaurant and elevator, highlighting the potential of art to transform everyday places and experiences. In celebration of the special projects and exhibitions, the hotel regularly hosts complimentary art receptions that are free and open to hotel guests and the public.