It’s often said that "art is all around us." That’s definitely the case in Escondido! We hope that you’ll visit each of the websites listed to learn more about the many activities and opportunities that await you.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
An Escondido landmark, the CCAE offers many unique opportunities for artful souls of all ages. Plus, the beautiful CCAE campus combined with city hall and Grape Day Park make for a great and scenic walk in a setting that some have compared to a "miniature Balboa Park." Please visit www.artcenter.org to learn all about the Center and its many performances, events, and educational opportunities. If you’ve not visited them in person, we encourage you to do so!
Grand Avenue galleries come alive the second Saturday of every month with the very enjoyable 'Art Walk.' This provides a unique opportunity for folks to feast their eyes on some unique artwork, while socializing with other art enthusiasts.
The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery
The Escondido Arts Partnership is a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting the arts, and arts education, in Escondido. Not only do they proudly exhibit the works of many local artists in their Municipal Gallery, they also offer lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops throughout the year. Please visit their web site at www.escondidoarts.org to learn more.
Distinction Art Gallery
Located at 317 E. Grand, the Distinction Art Gallery is home to both some cutting edge artwork exhibitions as well as numerous working artists' studios. Please visit their web site at www.distinctionart.com to learn more about them and their recent conversion to becoming a non-profit known as ArtHatch.
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Garden
Kit Carson Park is home to the only American Sculpture Garden by internationally acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Many interesting facts about this magical place can be found on the City’s web site at www.escondido.org/queen-califias-magical-circle.aspx.
Community Theater Opportunities
In addition to professional performances at the Center, both the Patio Playhouse and Arts Off Broadway provide wonderful opportunities for many talented ‘locals’ to participate in Community and Youth Theater productions. Please visit them at www.patioplayhouse.com and www.artsoffbroadway.org to learn more about them and their upcoming performances.
Music Lovers, 'Take Note'...
The Escondido Public Library frequently offers 2nd Saturday Concerts in the Turrentine Room. Please check out their web site at library.escondido.org for a schedule of these wonderful free performances.
In addition to their great coffee and food, Escondido Joe’s in downtown Escondido serves up some great music on Friday nights. Please check out their website at www.escondidojoes.com.
We hope we’ve 'framed' the beginning of some neat discussion relative to arts opportunities in Escondido. We now encourage those of you who have 'art in your heart' to share some of your favorites!
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