A-1 Self Storage, which operates 48 facilities in California, has installed a large art display on its facility in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. The property at 2740 Garnet Ave. features a sculptural, wall-mounted relief depicting a box with an open top exposing commonly stored items.
Designed by artist Hyunsook Cho, the project was completed as part of San Diego County’s Community Enhancement Program, which is designed to stimulate tourism, promote the economy, create jobs and better citizens’ quality of life, according to its website. The program is funded by revenue from the Transient Occupancy Tax.
Cho’s piece, "My Neighborhood,” ties to the history and vibe of the Pacific Beach community, an A-1 press release stated. The objects in the box include a beach cruiser, surfboard, couch, skateboard, life preserver, lamp, file cabinet, office chair, storage cabinet and giant blue marlin.
A-1 previously worked with Cho in 2003 when she designed the artwork for the company’s facility in the North Hollywood Arts District in California. She’s renowned for her diverse yet whimsical pieces of art, the release stated.
San Diego-based Artful Living served as the art consultant for the project.
A-1 Self Storage is a division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 5 million square feet of real estate.
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