In the wake of COVID -19, we chose to relocate the Expressive Arts Institute to a more self contained space, located just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, in the charming and historic small town of Lemon Grove. Downtown Lemon Grove offers shopping and dining adjacent to the studio, and regular trolley service drops you right at the front door. We proudly share the new home studio space of TrancenDANCE, a non-profit youth dance and performance program. We are very excited to share this space with this fine, well respected and life changing program. TrancenDANCE Executive Director Cat Corral is a visionary and award-winning leader in the arts. Our parallel missions of helping through the arts make us a great match for the studio.
In addition to the new studio we also take advantage of San Diego’s unique surroundings. Both Pacific coastline beaches and inland wild areas offer natural classrooms without walls to the Institute students.
San Diego County offers a landscape of unparalleled natural beauty and diversity, all within easy reach of the city. From the shoreline cliffs of Torrey Pines to the high pine forests of the Mount Laguna, to the Anza Borrego Desert, there are sights to inspire and amaze.
At an average temperature of 72° F, San Diego is a quintessentially outdoor city, and there are many opportunities to engage the landscape through art. There are also plenty of options for outdoor recreation: visit the world-famous Balboa Park with it’s 23 museums, and world class zoo. Stroll along the beach at Torrey Pines; roller-blade along the harbor or kayak with the dolphins, all minutes from campus.
In addition, San Diego offers a lively arts community with music, art, poetry and a strong independent theater enclave. These venues are used as resources for Institute students, who have opportunities to see performances by cutting-edge artists and established masters.