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Located in Balboa Park, this center is home to many art galleries and working artist studios. Presently we house 220 local San Diego Artist who create & demo their artwork such as: Fine Art Paintings, Photography,Art Glass, Pottery, Metal Arts...more
It may be better on nice weather days. It was dead today due to rain. Some of the art was fantastic, some was more crafty. The guild booths were very nice. Prices seemed very reasonable. I don't take photos of others art.
Cute little art shop area. Many shops were closed but that might be because of the season.I wouldn't drive out here just to shop here but if you're in the park stop by. Shops close a 4pm so plan accordingly.
Date of experience: January 2019
Chris S, Advertising at Spanish Village Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
We are open every day except Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving. We only have a few studios that close 2 days a week. The other 33 studios are open every day until at least 4pm. Some artists do come early and stay late.
We enjoyed a long afternoon wandering through the Studios at the Spanish Village. There is a wide assortment of artisans,styles, and price ranges. We created our family’s spirit totem at Studio 39 and Darryl was fun to work with. The working artists were friendly and...More
One of the best places to visit in Balboa Park is the Spanish Village Art Center. It's a quaint and charming area with many studios and many artist within the studios. We have seen many incredible paintings, sculptures, wood working, glasswork , etc done all...More
Although a great casual venue year round, this art center in Balboa Park gets dressed up for the holiday season with decorations and a festive spirit. The artist are friendly and offer a variety of items -- photos, paintings, ceramics, etched glasses, notecards, jewelry, and...More
While visiting the museums in Balboa Park we decided to go through the Art Village. What a treat. Lots of great artists everything from paitings to jewelry, glass blowing and mineral shop. Lots of things to buy. It was a hot day and they had...More
The Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park is fun and a great place to visit. The artists' studios are open and it is very interesting to speak with the artists to learn about their work. In addition, other artists come in & set up...More
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There are a parking lot right beside Spanish Village which has a couple of handicap spaces. Lots of competition for any/all parking ... suggest you go early (Village opens officially at 10am, but a few places open a bit... More
There are a parking lot right beside Spanish Village which has a couple of handicap spaces. Lots of competition for any/all parking ... suggest you go early (Village opens officially at 10am, but a few places open a bit earlier). You can sit on the benches while you are waiting. Behind the Natural History Museum is a parking lot too... it's a little farther away, but not a great deal. Could park in the handicap spaces in the Zoo parking lot ... it isn't far from there over to the Village ... but I don't know how limited the person with the walker is. If you just barely can walk, go for the parking lot right behind the Village... if you can walk a bit without much difficulty, either of the other two should work as well.