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Discover the Art Galleries of Seaport

Seaport Village and the Headquarters at Seaport are filled with picturesque natural views, but did you know that the Seaport  area also houses 4 different galleries with beautiful pieces?

Let’s get to know the galleries located in the Seaport area!

Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery- Located inside the Headquarters at Seaport 

If you’re a San Diegan, then you’ve heard about the famous photographer Aaron Chang.  Aaron is an award winning, internationally acclaimed artists whose work has been published all over the world.  His work includes ocean shots, surfing, wild life, historic locations and so much more.  Aaron Chang was a senior photographer for Surfing Magazine for 25 years.  We are lucky to have Aaron and his talented work at the Headquarters. Headquarters at Seaport is located across the parking lot from Seaport Village.

Aaron Chang Photography

Aaron Chang Photography

Agora Galleries- Located inside  Grand Hyatt 

A San Diego Fine Art Gallery that offers decor, antiques, lighting, jewelry, and both modern and classic artwork by artists such as Victoria Kovalenchikova, Brett Moore, Fabian Perez and Graeme Hagan to mention a few. Conveniently located in the lobby level of the  Grand Hyatt steps away from Seaport Village and the Headquarters at Seaport, Agora Galleries' mission statement is, “to provide art collectors with one of a kind statement pieces while guiding diverse international artists to our site.” Including exceptional customer service and a large selection of beautiful unique artwork, Agora Galleries will make sure that you receive the special attention you deserve.  Grand Hyatt is located directly next door to Seaport Village.  If you are visiting from out of town we recommend that you stay there.  It is not only centrally located, the service they provide is over the top!

agora gallery

agora gallery

Exclusive Collections Gallery- Located inside Seaport Village 

Another favorite San Diego  gallery, EC Gallery opened its doors at Seaport Village to fellow art lovers in the summer of 2009. The gallery features artists such as Michael Flohr, Paul B. Lotz, Gloria Lee and more who have proved that a painting is so much more than just colors.  EC Gallery was founded on the premise that art is a discovery for everyone.  Stop by and get lost in their beautiful pieces. Exclusive Collections Gallery is located next to our beloved ponds in the center of Seaport Village.

EC Gallery

EC Gallery

Wyland Galleries- Located inside Seaport Village

  Renowned marine life artist, Robert Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s.  Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation.    Be sure to check out this environmentally focused gallery featuring statues, ocean and marine life paintings and more.  Wyland Galleries is located right next to our food court in Seaport Village.

Wyland Gallery

Wyland Gallery

We are very lucky to have such talented artists with beautify galleries nearby.  Next time you’re down in the Seaport  area, be sure to stop by at these galleries.

Boardwalk Betty

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A Little Insider Story

The store owners of Seaport Village are some of the most thoughtful and charitable people we know.  Here’s a story from one of our restaurant owners which touched our hearts.

Alfonso Rosales was a professional house painter until he had an accident in 2006 that left him disabled.  Since his accident, his life completely changed.  He could no longer work due to his permanent injuries and daily chores became extremely difficult.

Alfonso decided to paint bird houses as a form of therapy.   The owner of Margarita’s Kitchen & Cantina (our favorite Mexican eatery) , Pepe Stepensky,  was introduced to Alfonso’s bird houses and decided to purchase the houses and start his own collection. 

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Since then Pepe has added 6 bird houses to his collection and is looking to add even more.   He is also looking to spread the word on Alfonso’s work in order to help this disabled painter. We are proud to have compassionate store owners like Pepe who are willing to go out and help those in need.

You can see more of the bird house collection at Margarita’s Kitchen and Cantina located inside the Seaport village food court.

And make sure to like Margarita’s page on Facebook!

Boardwalk Betty

Big Bay Shuttle to Run along the Waterfront


Good news for those who are looking to spend the Memorial Day weekend along our beautiful waterfront!  The Big Bay Shuttle is offering an all day pass for just $3 to get from Downtown San Diego to attractions along the Embarcadero and Harbor Island. 

The Shuttle will run from Memorial Day Weekend starting May 22, 2015 through Labor Day Weekend, concluding on Monday, September 7, 2015.  


And guess what?  Seaport Village and the Headquarters at Seaport are on the list of stops.  The Seaport Village + Headquarters stop will be located at the valet cutout on Harbor Dr at the north side of the Headquarters.  Other stops include Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, Maritime Museum, Broadway/Navy Piers, USS Midway, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Marriott Marquis & Marina, and Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

The shuttles will operate seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday.  Buy your tickets here.

What a great deal!  We hope to see you at the waterfront this spring and summer!

Boardwalk Betty

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About Boardwalk Betty & her blog:

Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!