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See Art in Action at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

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Color your world at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, where 37 working-artist studios open their doors to the public. The courtyard, with its playfully painted tiles, is a kaleidoscope, drawing visitors in. Art lovers are invited to watch glassblowers and potters, painters and sculptors, jewelry-makers and other craftspeople create of one-of-a-kind pieces, many for sale. The studio artists often share stories, teach, and give recommendations to budding artists interested in similar work. Events include the Potters’ Guild and Art Glass Guild patio sales, both held twice a year. Summer camps for kids and adults and classes for adults are also offered, ranging from pottery to painting to metal arts and mosaics.

The enchanting historic courtyard is also the perfect setting for corporate events, company meetings, holiday parties, weddings, or other special occasions. Up to 500 guests can enjoy a spectacular setting and have access to the entire courtyard and adjacent studios to explore. Evening events can be especially enchanting, with beautiful bougainvilleas and twinkling lights helping to creating a magical atmosphere. For patio rental information, call (619) 233-9050.

Located in Balboa Park next to the San Diego Zoo, Spanish Village invites patrons, art lovers and just curious folks to unleash their inner sense of childhood fun and love of whimsy. Spend time strolling around and discover an eclectic mix of mediums. Leave with unique and skillfully crafted pieces. This great artisan enclave offers free admission and is open seven days a week, 362 days a year (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Call (619) 233-9050 or visit http://spanishvillageart.com/ check out the village’s current events.

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