Categories: Visual Arts

Now – 10/27: I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground

Opening Reception:
April 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$5 admission for non-members.
Cash bar/light refreshments
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San Diego History Center
Casa De Balboa, Balboa Park
1649 El Prado, Suite #3
San Diego, CA 92101

I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground is an exhibition celebrating the creative energy, self-expression and independent spirit that distinguished skate, punk and hip-hop culture in San Diego from the 1970s through 1990s. In San Diego, skate, punk and hip-hop were three especially vibrant social and cultural scenes that thrived in the years before the Internet profoundly altered the activities, attitudes and behaviors of young people. Merging group identity and personal expression, these groups came together through shared interests, activities and outlooks that often formed around a particular record or clothing store, band, music venue, outlaw skate spot or graffiti writing yard. Although San Diego’s skate, punk and hip-hop scenes were highly diverse, they also shared several vital common threads: an interest in art, personal style, music, and other expressive forms, a rebellious spirit and DIY attitude, and a mutual pride in being outside the mainstream.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.