Arts and Entertainment

Esco Alley Art – An unusual outdoor community art gallery

A historic wall in downtown Escondido is going through a remarkable metamorphosis that gives the term “hanging out in the alley” a whole new meaning.  At 11 a.m., June 12 the alley south of Grand Avenue between Broadway and Maple will come alive as Esco Alley Art unveils their novel outdoor gallery.  Eleven murals painted by various talented local artists […]

EAA Paint-Out brings life back to Grand Ave.

On Monday, May 3 a handful of members from the Escondido Art Association (EAA)  held an informal paint-out on Grand Avenue in an effort to bring back some life into the community after the long lock-down this past year.   The activity was planned by EAA Ambassador Suzanne Nicolaisen and led by prominent portrait and landscape artist, Kazuaki Uehara (Kazu).  […]

Paintings of Hunter, Adachi featured at Escondido Municipal Gallery

Local artists Patricia Hunter and Wayne Adachi will host a reception introducing their latest oil paintings at the Escondido Municipal Gallery (262 E. Grand Ave.) during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk on May 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The gallery exhibits runs through June 4. Hunter, a retired real estate broker, has found an ongoing specialty in pet portraits. And she says […]

Children’s Discovery Museum reopening May 11

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will reopen its outdoor Discovery Garden beginning May 11 for the general public. Carefully read the information below regarding the museum’s new reopening policies and procedures.  Hours & Admission Beginning May 11, the Museum will be open on the following days/times:  Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – noon  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 9 a.m. […]

Escondido boy benefits from “loaner” organ for music students

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, organists around the world have found it hard to find a place to practice since church organs have become largely inaccessible. This has been especially difficult for younger musicians who have found it hard to improve without a reliable practice space.  When the Spreckels Organ Society received the donation of a Hammond organ, they came […]

Company teaches youngsters how to appreciate opera

The most that many people know about opera is that the performance is over “when the fat lady sings.” That’s a shame because opera is one of the transcendent achievements of Western culture, combining music, song, dance, costume, and stagecraft. Did I miss anything?  It is an art that is a feast for almost all of the senses, except, perhaps […]

SD Children’s Discovery Museum to begin reopening

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will be reopening in a limited capacity beginning April 27 for museum members and May 11 for the general public.  For this initial phase of reopening, the museum will be operating outdoors-only in the Discovery Garden. According to a spokesman, the museum plans to reopen the indoor exhibit hall in the near future.  The updated […]

Representational oil painting comes alive at California Art Center through May 16

For art lovers weary of abstract painting that their kid “could do better,” or that “modern” artwork needing lengthy verbiage to explain, the California Center for the Arts currently offers an exhilarating change of pace. The center is hosting the 30th Anniversary exhibit of the Oil Painters of America (OPA; Chicago), with attendees at last Friday’s opening reception getting first […]

Oil painting exhibit opens Sunday at Center

Oil Painters Of America: 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be presented by California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  The exhibit opens Sunday, April 11 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Center museum.  Cost to attend the exhibit ranges from $6-$12.  Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is […]

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