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Art in the Garden at the Grand Ave Festival, May 19

MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) presents its 2nd biannual Art in the Garden, a new feature of The Grand Avenue Festival, Sunday, May 19 from 9  a.m. to 5  p.m.

Art in the Garden is a juried art show with many talented local Southern California artists, including: Jeannie Burkhardt, Sylviane Colier, Robert Dean, Shannon Flowers, Carrie Foster, Todd Hanson, Virginia Holt, Katherine Zimmer, Martita M Foss, Nicole Losi, Janice Niles, Olga Orasco, Nancy Robinson, James Stone of Stone & Glass, Bill Wertz, Rosemarie Woldin, Karen Landers, Kurt Bauer and Virginia Ryba.

Additionally, the new area also includes kids’ arts activities, sponsored by the Escondido Arts Partnership, as well as interactive booths for all ages.

Spearheaded by Stone & Glass, a glassblowing art studio in Escondido, Art in the Garden can be found at the corner of Grand Avenue & Juniper Street, on the east end of the festival, in Heritage Garden (121 N. Juniper Ave.)

The Grand Avenue Festival takes place in historic downtown Escondido on Grand Avenue from Center City Parkway to Ivy. Guests can shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts, imports and local art. Enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment, as well as fun rides, games, entertainment, food, art, and shopping for everyone.

MAGEC is an informal group with the purpose of collaborating to grow and develop the goals of its participants by promoting Escondido’s vibrant arts, heritage and educational culture. This group of businesses and non-profits are open to the public and comprised of art galleries, studios, museums, theaters, educational venues and arts oriented businesses, who are dedicated to actively promoting cultural and heritage tourism, network, create co-op programs, and collaborate to build their businesses and in turn enhance the quality of life for those visiting, working, and living in Escondido.

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