bread & salt
Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA
Architect as Developer / Cultural
Bread & Salt is a gallery and experimental center for the arts founded by James and his wife, Isabel Dutra, in 2010. Jim and Isabel purchased the 45,000 abandoned bakery, just 15 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood, with a vision of revitalizing the former community hub. Ten years later, Bread & Salt is noted for its strong community ties; hosting original works by local and international artists, eclectic events, and a curated assemblage of artisans, educational entities, and non-profit tenants—alongside a robust residency program and publishing house. It is comprised of multiple gallery, studio, and event spaces and serves as a cultural hub and gathering place for the region’s creative community, and home to Public.