While it generated spirited debate over what, exactly defines the “public” aspect in public art, the jury found that owner/artist Lynn Susholtz and Art Produce made crucial contributions to the visual and social quality of life in the North Park neighborhood. Another commented, “Art Produce does much more than a sculpture sitting in the middle of a plaza ... It’s a provocation: to think about art in the community.
- Project Address: 3139 University Avenue San Diego, 92104
- Project Owner/ Developer: Lynn Susholtz
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Lynn Susholtz email@example.com
- Project Architect/ Designer: Lynn Susholtz with Zagrodnik Thomas Architects
When artist Lynn Susholtz renovated the old North Park Produce building into Art Produce, her plans included a "pedestrian art gallery." The long and narrow space has storefront windows along University Avenue, where the art is part of the street, the art viewer is also on display and the activity of the street becomes part of the experience of the art. Places like this are fundamental to the experience of walking in the city. It creates a public space, a meeting space. It is places like this gallery and the view it shares with the street, that make walking in the city worthwhile.