2nd Saturday Escondido Arts and Cultural Experience

Welcome to Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts and Cultural Experiences… a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events. This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences still includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is open to the public weekly, with free entrance, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to Noon AND on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 2:00pm, weather permitting. Docents will be on hand for questions on 2nd Saturday dates.  Kids of ALL ages love this park… bring your family, […]

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Exhibit At The Center

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West Exhibit and Special Events: Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, February 26 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. […]

Mike Bell’s “Of Gals & Monsters” at Distinction Gallery

Distinction Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit by painter, Mike Bell, entitled “Of Gals & Monsters”. Exhibit runs from December 10 to January 7. Born and raised at the Jersey Shore – Mike Bell’s art blends an aura of nostalgia and humor, combined with vivid color and a combination of influences. Japanese cartoons, […]

4 Amazing Shows At The Center In February

Enjoy February at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! These diverse and wonderful shows have limited seating still available. Enjoy a night out… dinner in historic downtown Escondido and a some great live entertainment – cheers!   Black Violin: Hip-Hop Meets Classical Violin,  Thursday, 2/2 Pablo Sáinz Villegas: Soul of the Spanish Guitar, Saturday, […]

Jon Jaylo and Contemporary Encaustics at the Center Museum

Two incredible art exhibits are opening Friday, September 23rd at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Jon Jaylo: All These Answers That May Never Come Our Way will run in conjunction with the Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics exhibition. Please visit artcenter.org for tickets and information. Guests may also pay at the door. Jon Jaylo: […]

Jesus Christ Superstar at Welk Resorts Theatre

Playing: May 20 – August 7, 2016 It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteoric-like rise in renown provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are […]

Patio Playhouse Presents Green Day’s American Idiot

Thursday, July 7 will be a special ‘Sing-Along’ performance. Come sing along with the cast as they perform the show. This high-octane rock opera, which will opening the summer season at Escondido’s Kit Carson Amphitheater, is filled with strong social messages (and paired with adult language and situations) and tells a story through the lyrics […]

Panache 2016 Art Auctions Niki de Saint Phalle Pink Martini

Panache 2016 Art Auctions Showcase Niki de Saint Phalle and Award Winning Southern California Artists More than 40 award-winning local, national and internationally acclaimed artists donate works for gala fundraiser supporting the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery Panache 2016 Artwork can also be previewed in the gallery during the public reception on Saturday March 12th […]

The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb

History and the Hair Story Exhibit Runs: Saturday, January 16 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 Museum Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido – Museum 340 N. Escondido Blvd The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb is a journey through the history of the […]