Coastal-Inspired Art Installation Heads To San Diego's Broadway Pier This April

March 26, 2018

The Port of San Diego has announced the installation of Sojourner, a temporary immersive artwork by local artist Adam Belt, which will be open to the public this April.

Commissioned as part of the Port Spaces curatorial initiative, Sojourner will be on display and free to the public from April 13 through April 29 at the end of Broadway Pier. For this work, San Diego-based artist Adam Belt has constructed a structure which offers a sensory experience influenced by our coastal areas, wetlands, parks and piers. 

There will also be free, public sunset yoga classes to be held by local yogi Katie B. Happyy from 4:30-6:30pm on the last two Thursdays in April. The 50-minute classes will take place on April 19 & 26 with live music from violinist Kristopher Apple. Artist Adam Belt will be present to discuss his work with attendees and free snacks and refreshments will be provided. It’s recommended that attendees bring a yoga mat, however, some mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

"This is a unique opportunity for San Diegans and visitors to immerse themselves in the arts along our waterfront," said Commissioner Marshall Merrifield, Board of Port Commissioners. "Sojourner has been thoughtfully created to inspire us and connect us to our beautiful San Diego Bay."

Inside Belt’s temporary art room, visitors experience an alternate, meditative world, enveloped by a visual orchestra of reflections. The structure features a reflecting pool and opposing floor-to-ceiling mirrors that cast the effects of rippling light on the water’s surface out to an infinite horizon. Visitors can pass through the space or sit on interior seating to experience the work, and have a quiet reflective moment. 

"I am looking to create an experience that is both intimate in its small scale and movement of water while also expansive in its reflection, said Belt.  

Belt is a San Diego-based artist whose work incorporates the experiences and phenomena of natural forces. Belt is represented by Quint Gallery in La Jolla and has exhibited widely in the United States. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The Broadway Pier is located at 1000 N Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.