Explore PB's Wild Side!

Discover the wildlife that calls Pacific Beach home in art installations throughout the community.

About this Project

Explore PB’s Wild Side is a community art project that highlights PB’s flora and fauna. We hope that installing creative, and  whimsical art into the streetscape, will inspire a sense of curiosity about our natural surroundings, and a desire to care for, and explore our beautiful neighborhood. Our trash can plaques on Garnet Avenue feature the animals and plants of Pacific Beach that fly, float, hunt and grow in our wetlands, streets, canyons and beaches. We look forward to more contributions from both professional and student artists.

This project is a partnership with beautifulPB, DiscoverPB, and the San Diego Audubon Society.

About the Art

Our first student artist, Makena Seiler, completed her drawings as an 8th-grade community service project at PB Middle School. Her drawings include a Brown Pelican, Ridgway’s Rail, Least Tern, and Double-crested Cormorant.


Local artist David Krimmel painted a Black-crowned Night Heron for the project. 

Kyla Yu-Swanson created the Belding’s Savannah Sparrow’s drawing that originally appeared as part of a mural on the UCSD Kendall-Frost Marsh trailer when she was a student.

Several pieces by local artist Hilary Dufour are part of the project, including a Common Loon, Great Blue Heron and Anna’s Hummingbird.