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Celebrate art with us and enjoy these great events at the Spanish Village Art Center! Live demonstrations, parties and sales!

Sculptural Objects and Wearable Art Show

May 19 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 4:00 pm

Reception on May 20th during open hours  

Balboa Park After Dark – Fridays, May 26 – September 1, 2017

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 1 @ 8:00 pm

The Spanish Village Art Center is pleased to participate in “Balboa Park After Dark”. Most of our artists’ studios will be opened after 5pm, as well as Daniel’s Coffee. On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at eight museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the […]

PARKWIDE – Fiesta Botanica

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spanish Village Art Center will have sketching stations throughout the Park. See Balboa Park website for schedule of events throughout the day. More information: FiestaBotanica-2×3-POSTER_v1f

Grateful Thread Exhibit

May 31 @ 11:00 am - June 13 @ 4:00 pm

Opening Reception: Sunday June 4, 4 – 6pm. Grateful Thread Textile Artists, a 20-member San Diego group that makes art quilts, will exhibit from May 31 to June 12 at Gallery 21. Their work covers the wide range of contemporary art quilts, both representational and abstract, with an emphasis on surface design techniques. There will […]

San Diego Potters’ Guild Spring Sale

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Come shop and watch pottery demonstrations at the San Diego Potters’ Guild Spring Sale, June 10 & 11, 10 am to 5pm. Guild members are filling up the courtyard of the Spanish Village Art Center with exquisite and colorful pottery and ceramic artworks, and they will be on hand to talk about their work and answer all […]


June 14 @ 11:00 am - June 26 @ 4:00 pm

RECEPTION: Thursday, June 15, 4:30–6:30 PM Awards presented at 5:30 PM The Eleventh Annual juried exhibition honors animals of the FELINE persuasion, domestic and wild.  A portion of all sales will go to support the Feral Cat Coalition (FCC), an organization offering spay/ neuter clinics for stray cats in San Diego County. For the prospectus, […]

Visual Treats Through Paintings

June 16 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm

The featured artists at Gallery 23 for June 16-30 are Dora Chen and Maujo Reser. (Watercolor by Dora Chen)

Kaleidoscope VIII

June 28 @ 11:00 am - July 10 @ 4:00 pm

Opening reception: Saturday July 1, 5 – 7 pm “Kaleidoscope VIII” is an exhibition hosted by Accent on Watercolor, a group of professional artists including Kathleen Franklin, Elaine Harvey, Glen Maxion, June Maxion and Joan McKasson. Colorful and dramatic paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel will be displayed in Gallery 21 from June 28 […]

LIGHT-Black, Gray & White

July 12 @ 10:30 am - July 31 @ 5:30 pm

YUMI – Annual Art Exhibition “LIGHT-Black, Gray & White” I am a Plein Air painter.  Medium is Oils and Acrylic Subjects are SD seascapes, landscapes, people, still life, Paris and Norway scenes. This year’s show titled LIGHT – Black, Gray & White is about LIFE on Earth,Life is like a Grand circus filled with laughter, suspense, […]

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