Location: San Diego, CA
Venue: Horton Plaza Park
Date: May 4, 2016
The long-awaited opening of the Horton Plaza Park in Downtown San Diego finally arrived on May 4th, and it was well worth the wait. The park project, approved by the city in 2012, revamps a previously neglected area of the downtown area. The newly refinished Horton Park Plaza reestablishes itself as a welcoming public gathering space for San Diego residents featuring plenty of open seating for visitors and a refinished historic fountain.
The grand opening for the highly anticipated Horton Plaza Park provided plenty of food and drink options for guests to choose from, bringing in food trucks and creating two beer gardens for the special night. Various musicians performed throughout the night to set the mood for the celebration at the park’s amphitheater, including interactive DJ SoulCirque and William Close & the Earth Harp Collection.
Kelsey Montague, known for her inspirational #WhatLiftsYou angel wing street art, created two interactive temporary street art installations for the opening of the Horton Plaza Park. One installation features a three-story graphic of dragonflies flying up and away into the sky. Her second art installation captured the playful vibes of the Horton Plaza Park, depicting two palm trees with a swing hanging down from them. FoxTales set up two StoryStudios to capture guests in front of and interacting with Montague’s one of a kind art, featuring the art as backdrops for the portraits.
Horton Plaza Park
The Horton Park Plaza is a 53,000 square ft. urban plaza featuring a Cabrillo-arch style amphitheater, a historic fountain built in 1910, and three snack pavilions, including a Starbucks and Sloan’s Ice Cream, if you need to grab a quick bite. The renovated downtown public gathering area features seating for guests and complimentary Wi-Fi.