Artist collected by late African billionaire has first U.S. solo show in Southeastern San Diego “Blessed to Be Here”


Works by LA-based, Jermaine Adeshola Williams in the collections of  the late Nipsey Hussle and Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo


Black & Magazine Newswire

SAN DIEGO, California –  Southeastern San Diego’s art scene continues to grow with the emergence of the Pop-Up Art Gallery at Market Creek Plaza.  The partnership between the Southeast Arts Team and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has brought the first art gallery into the area.  Community members are welcome to make an appointment for free and explore the space – filled with local artists’ paintings, jewelry and other work.

“Having a space dedicated to art led by community members, right off of Euclid and Market has been a game-changer.  People stop me every day to share how excited and proud they are that this is here.  Kim Phillips-Pea and her team have done an amazing job.  Attracting an artist like Jermaine shows the promise Southeastern San Diego holds and that people believe in what we’re doing ” said Kamaal Martin, curator of the exhibition.

“Blessed to Be Here” runs until February 24th.  Born in LA to Ghanaian and Nigerian parents, self-taught artist Jermaine Adeshola Williams multi-disciplinary practice draws on skills and experiences acquired through years in the fashion, music and film industry as a creative director, photographer, painter, and set designer.

The gallery is located at 342 Euclid Ave, Suite 406, San Diego, CA 92114 in Market Creek Plaza.

Due to COVID-19 occupancy guidelines, the gallery must be visited by appointment only Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  As availability permits, appointments can be booked on the spot at All guests will also be asked to sign a COVID-19 form for everyone’s health and safety. 

The gallery’s dedicated Instagram also provides announcements and exhibit previews at @popupgalleryatmarketcreekplaza.