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Be Part of Public Art!

SAN has commissioned Oakland-based artist Walter Hood to create an original, integrated artwork for the new Federal Inspection Station (FIS). Hood’s artwork, titled Carry On, aims to incorporate ideas from hundreds of members of the community to create a memorable project reflective of the San Diego region and its diverse population. Hood will facilitate community workshops for the public to contribute their ideas to this ambitious project. He invites the community to bring an object to be photographed that responds to the following questions:

  • What is a memorable personal object that reminds you of your home?
  • What is a memorable personal object that reminds you of your neighborhood?
  • What is a memorable personal object that brings you comfort


Friday, June 16 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Participants are invited to drop-in anytime within the designated hours for the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about his project, and have their personal object photographed to be included in the final artwork.


AjA Youth + Photography Transformation

4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

Parking at the Administration Building will be validated


Walter Hood, Principal, Hood Design: Walter Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. Hood Design Studio is tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. The Studio’s award winning work has been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Hood is also a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.

AjA Youth + Transformation: The AjA Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in San Diego, California. Utilizing participatory photography methods and an assets-based model, AjA’s programs transform youth and communities. Since its founding, AjA has provided long-term, community-based programming for over 3500 individuals, and has shared visual narratives with over 3 million viewers through large-scale public exhibits.

San Diego International Airport Arts Program: In addition to public art, the Airport Arts Program includes temporary exhibitions and performing arts components, aimed at engaging travelers and creating an ambiance unique to the culture of San Diego. For more information about the Airport Arts Program, visit