San Diego has always been so much more than sandy beaches and sunshine.

Locals know that our many distinct neighborhoods and the personalities who inhabit them foster a thriving culture of creativity. We are proud to be able to work with many of these folks, from displaying a rotating gallery of art and photography in our Tasting Room to our Arts and Amps series, showcasing our favorite local bands alongside a diverse array of artwork.

Supporting San Diego Artists

Cohort Collective has been an integral part of our Arts and Amps series over the years,  bringing  vibrant and engaging murals to life during the events. Their work is displayed throughout the year, adding an ever changing splash of color to the beer garden in our Tasting Room.

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Creative Souls on the West Coast emerged in 2017 with the goal of bringing attention to local San Diego makers, creators, and artists through pop-up events around town. We love the work they do and have used Arts and Amps as a platform to give a number of their artists the spotlight through gallery shows during the events. They’re constantly bringing in unique work from all across the city and have become one of our favorite collaborators.

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A Red Trolley Show

Our love for the aural arts comes alive with “A Red Trolley Show”, a series of impromptu performances for unexpected travelers aboard the MTS Trolley. The award-winning series is a partnership between Karl Strauss and Rowlbertos Media, featuring local acts as well as international touring bands.

Below you’ll find a few of our favorite episodes and artists but there’s a ton more over on the Red Trolley Show YouTube page. Subscribe for the latest episodes and updates.

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