It's Art Alive! time of year again in San Diego! My hubby Steve and I try to go every year to this lovely event at the beautiful San Diego Museum of Art which is located in gorgeous and historical Balboa Park, a long-time San Diego landmark that's home to several beautiful museums, architecture, botanical gardens, and more. Balboa Park's motto is "A landscape of arts and culture." During Art Alive! local floral creators showcase their over-the-top floral arrangements which depict original painting and sculptures from all over the world, from all eras.
No one is allowed to photograph the floral arrangements due to the fragile nature of the nearby art, but we were able to photograph the gorgeous floral decor in the museum's entrance/rotunda so I am sharing that with you here.
The entrance fountain.
Due to the neon lighting this year, my photos did not turn out as well as previous years, but you can still see the beauty.
This staircase leads to more paintings upstairs.
After Art Alive! we strolled over to the new outdoor Sculpture Court Cafe which is adjacent to the museum. It's really charming, billing itself as "a European-style al fresco cafe specializing in handcrafted cuisine using only the freshest ingredients." We only had a Perrier to drink there so I can't comment on their food, but the al fresco setting is very nice! And it's a very big outdoor eating and lounging area.
Looking out from the Sculpture Court Cafe there's a huge green park-like area of lawn with more sculptures.
And more of Balboa Park's beautiful architecture.
If you ever travel to San Diego, be sure to check out Balboa Park, and if you come in April, be sure to go to Art Alive!
In future posts, I'll be sharing more photos of beautiful Balboa Park. Their rose garden was in full bloom and incredibly beautiful!! 'Til I post those photos, here's one other whimsical site I took a quick snapshot of while we were there:
I told you Balboa Park is a fun and interesting place for all!