Build your personal art collection.

Discover rising art stars and support your local arts community.

Join us on Saturday November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Noon-5:00 P.M., for our annual C-NOTE Art Sale. For decades, this popular SDAI event boasted a cult-like following among budding collectors looking to test their eye and fill their walls. This year, the C-NOTE returns with a thoughtfully curated experience offering adventurous art collectors a unique opportunity to discover San Diego and Tijuana contemporary artists and to purchase their work for just $100, $200 and $300. 

An expert panel of jurors will hand-select over 300 one-of-a-kind pieces from over 100 local working artists. From large-scale paintings and photography to found objects and multimedia works, a diverse range of contemporary art will be on display and up for grabs. Through the C-NOTE, we are able to showcase some of the area’s brightest artistic talent while cultivating relationships between artists and collectors. 

Proceeds from each piece sold are shared between the artist and SDAI and will help us continue our mission to advance the region’s contemporary art and artists - supporting our year-round residencies, exhibitions, and education programs.

Doors open at noon during each day of the sale and collectors are encouraged to arrive early to beat the crowd.   

There’s going to be a separate line for ticket holders and SDAI members to enter first when doors open.  

Once inside, just take your pick – literally off the wall – and make a beeline for the cashier. 

The C-NOTE Schedule

Friday, November 15, 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Enjoy the Mingei Café and a first look at the C-NOTE show 

Friday, November 15, 7-9 P.M.
Party Details and Tickets  

Saturday, November 16, 12-5 P.M.
Sunday, November 17, 12-5 P.M.

Admission and Ticket Information:

Box office opens at 11 A.M. each day
Ticket holders and SDAI members enter first when doors open at 12 noon.

General Admission Tickets:

  • $5 per person at the door or

  • Purchase in advance for priority access

    • online by November 16 at 9 AM or

    • at SDAI during regular hours through November 15

Free Admission at the Door:

  • Ages 18 & under and Military

  • SDAI members receive admission for two

For more information, please email info@sandiego-art.org