Escondido, CA

Art in the Garden at the Grand Ave Festival, Sunday

A juried art show and kids art activities will join the biannual street side festival in Escondido this Sunday as MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) presents Art in the Garden, a new feature of The Grand Avenue Festival, Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Art in the Garden is an art show with many talented local Southern California artists, including Carrie Foster; James Stone; Janice Niles; Jeff Peer; Katherine Zimmer; Kerry Ray; Lisa Brown; Lyn Feudner; Martita M Foss; Molly Jones; Rita Naranjo; Rosemarie Woldin; Suzanne Nicolaisen; Virginia Holt, among others.

Additionally, the new area also includes kids’ arts activities, sponsored by the Escondido Arts Partnership, as well as interactive booths with the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Spiritivity and other experiences.

Art in the Garden can be found at the corner of Grand Avenue & Juniper Street, on the east end of the festival, in the Heritage Garden (121 N. Juniper Avenue.) 

The Grand Ave 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. 

About MAGEC – Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture – 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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