Community Programs | Mingei International Museum

Our San Diego region has a thriving arts and culture community bursting with creativity. From food to films, the neighborhoods here have it all, and as a Museum that celebrates art in all forms, it is an honor to amplify the work of our creative friends by providing them space in our building, free of charge, through our Community Mondays and Community Spotlight programs.

Community Mondays

A program that shares the La Atalaya Foundation Theater, with under-resourced arts and culture nonprofit organizations located in and around the San Diego area. Partners can put on exhibitions, performances, film screenings, or other events of their choice.

San Diego Filipino Cinema

The San Diego Filipino Film Cinema hosted the first Community Mondays, hosting their inaugural San Diego Filipino Film Festival in 2021.


PASACAT's Parol Festival was an all-day event featuring parol-making workshops during the day and cultural performances, and traditional Philippine holiday foods in the evening.

San Diego Black Voices United

For this Community Monday event, San Diego Black Voices United (SDBVU) created a space to reflect on where their community has been and where they are going, individually and collectively. Through music, dance, and artwork SDBVU shared their voices and experiences of the African Diaspora.

Traditional Persian Dance Performance by My Persian Place
Nowruz children’s art activity.
Caroling from House of Ukraine.
Kobza instrument performance by House of Ukraine.
Refugee and immigrant stories hosted by Viet Vote.

Community Spotlight

A program that highlights the local artists and cultural organizations Mingei partners with for Community Mondays by providing them space to create an installation in our East Entrance niche.

Sherman Heights Community Center

Sherman Heights Community Center installed a Día de los Muertos Altar to honor the Mexican Día de los Muertos tradition, which dates back over one thousand years to Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica.


In December of 2021 artists, Matthew Padrigan and Gemma Cabato from PASACAT Philippine Performing Arts Company installed a display of parol star lanterns and traditional Filipino dress.

Purchase a ticket today!

Explore folk art, craft, and design from across cultures and time.