The Photographic Arts Building was built in 1913 as the home for the San Diego Fire Department’s Station 14 and served the Park and surrounding area until 1917.
Now it provides a dedicated space for amateur photographers to promote the art of photography to the community. It is home to the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs and has a lecture hall, studios and galleries for members to work and display their photography. The galleries are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the summer and Sunday afternoons the rest of the year. Photography clubs are open to photographers of any skill level for a nominal annual membership fee and provide a wide range of venues from sharing images to workshops and juried competition.
An Association of Camera Clubs that also manages the Photographic Arts Building, the SCACC San Diego are the parent organization of many Member Clubs and provide them with building and logistical services, competition and gallery space and we honor distinguished photographers from all clubs for their work in photography and the arts.