La Bodega Gallery is located in the heart of Barrio Logan, only a few blocks away from historic Chicano Park. Doors opened October, 2013 with the aim of creating a welcoming space for both artists and art supporters. Since then, La Bodega has accomplished this goal by welcoming thousands of guests and supported thousands of early and established artists through exhibitions, performance events, screenings and much more. Having hosted over 300 shows that include the popular annual "Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show", "Frida Kahlo Art Show & Friducha Market", "Perfect 10", and many more.
Owners Chris Zertuche and Soni Lopez-Chavez are excited for the future. "Not only have we managed to accomplish so much in the San Diego art scene, but we have done so all while bringing an empty and abandoned warehouse in Logan back to life, transforming it into an interactive and creative space for everyone to enjoy in the process" says Soni.
Since its inception, La Bodega Gallery's overall goal was to offer the community direct access to various forms of art and this, according to Chris, will remain its primary focus. As Chris stated,"We will continue to serve as a bridge connecting the community with San Diego's artistic vitality while striving to cultivate a strong creative consciousness within the community."
"Every time I have participated at La Bodega shows, it has been very fun. Lots of people from all over San Diego show up to support our local artists. Many repeat artists who connect with eachother and wonderful people who organize and put the shows together. I am very happy we have such an art gallery in San Diego! Love that they have music and everyone is welcome! Great landmark that every tourist coming here should visit as a cultural experience in itself!" - Vlada Lopez
"La Bodega is a very welcoming space - the owner and his wife are always present at their events, talking to people, making the rounds. I love the variety and different types of shows they have. This is truly a community space and they prove that by all of the free events they host - making it affordable and open to ANYONE who wants to come out and discover local artists." - Marion Finocchiaro
"This was my very first experience as a participating artist in La Bodega Gallery. I was super excited and blessed to have my art on the wall alongside all of those great pieces. Truly a dream come true for a girl who grew up playing just around the corner at Chicano Park. The art and culture of our city is very evident in Logan Heights, I feel like I am part of this Awsome art community now." - Luz Maria Clayton
"This place plugs the san diego culture and art scene ... A must see for any one visiting chicano park or san diego period!!!" - Jethro Zatarain
"Love the atmosphere and beauty of the art and the people that come. It's always a good experience!" - Al Chavarria