To boost Arts & Culture in the San Ysidro – Tijuana region.

To give space to new, diverse and innovative projects and ideas.

To be a space for cultural and artistic engagement within the community.

The FRONT Arte y Cultura is an active art gallery, arts education space, and meeting venue for community residents and artists.

Run by Casa Familiar in San Ysidro, California and is located at the heart of the district.

The Front Virtual Presentation <——- Click here to see our virtual presentation.


Gallery Hours:

Tues – Sat 11AM – 6PM

Or by appointment:

The FRONT Arte & Cultura


In 2017 we  celebrated our 10th anniversary. In the last decade THE FRONT has been an active agent in the cultural life of San Ysidro. Dozens of art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, lectures, book readings, workshops and many other cultural activities have made THE FRONT the most important cultural institution of San Ysidro. The 2020 pandemic halted so many of our projects and activities as it did with everyone else and as we get ready to celebrate our 15th anniversary this year, we are reminded more than ever how important it is to have a community space for art, culture, and self-expression. 

Casa Familiar’s Art and Culture Center, The FRONT, was developed as an idea in 2004, as Casa Familiar’s Enterprise Rose Fellowship came to a close, as space devoted to the promotion of the arts and community/neighborhood design. A long time dream of Andrea Skorepa and Luz Camacho to have an art gallery finally saw an opportunity in 2006 when the property was purchased, re-developed and opened in November of 2007.

The FRONT is an adaptive re-use project in that the building was the first commercial dry goods store in the border community of San Ysidro and is a Louis J. Gill designed building, nephew of the more well known San Diego architect of the era, Irving Gill. The 1929 building was restored and re-built to include new services and utilities, restoration of the 3,000 square foot commercial storefront, restoration and refinishing of the two-2nd story apartments, and meet all modern codes.

The Front Arte Y Cultura Gallery

147 West San Ysidro Blvd.

San Ysidro, CA 92173


Francisco Morales, Gallery Director –

Alejandra Ruiz, Gallery Assistant  –

Hector Castro, Gallery Assistant  –   |   T. (619) 428-1115 Ext. 206

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