Spanish Village Art Center

Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego: Hours, Address, Spanish Village Art Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Spanish Village Art Center
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in Balboa Park, this center is home to many art galleries and working artist studios. Presently we house over 250 local San Diego Artist who create and demonstrate their artwork daily such as: paintings, photography, art tlass, pottery, metal arts, fiber arts, paper arts, enamels and more. There are five guilds on site: Art Glass, Potter's, Wood Carver's, Enamel and Sculptors. We offer classes for all ages and summer camp for kids in our beautiful historic courtyards. Open Daily 11am to 4pm. Free WiFi. Open to the public and pet friendly.
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ReemFadhel
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia44 contributions
Nice place
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice place you will see many arts its good for photos. Recommend specially in a nice weather day 😍it’s near San Diego zoo the parking with no charge 👍🏼
Written October 11, 2021
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Ellen28
New York City, NY862 contributions
Lovely artist’s village
Jun 2021 • Solo
Highly recommend passing though when you’re in Balboa park. You can see artists at work - pretty much every medium is represented in small individual studios. Definitely a nice way to support local artists and grab a unique souvenir.
Written June 14, 2021
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Bidule05
France641 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Sep 2020
In San Diego, we spent one afternoon in Balboa park, which is a beautiful 1,200 acre public park, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
We were amazed by le Spanish Village Art Center, with its very colorful cobblestones and its typical Spanish square surrounded by many interesting galleries and small shops of artists and craftsmen!
Altogether, Balboa park is a paradise in San Diego, with many activities for families and children!!!
Written April 27, 2021
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Spanish Culture
Feb 2020
I didn't know about this place until we found it while walking from a bus stop near the zoo to the Botanical House area. The village itself had a very relaxed atmosphere and I loved the Spanish architecture. The art on display was great to look at and there is plenty available for purchase. The location made for a nice surprise on our day trip and I would recommend others visit!
Written March 30, 2020
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Caitlin
3 contributions
Gorgeous area with working artists selling unique, local art
Mar 2020
Colorful tiles, gorgeous plants, and very cute shop buildings. Watch artists at work, and shop for real local one-of-a-kind art. At studio 19 wed-sun you can watch glassblowers work, and potentially buy a piece you see made, all their glass is made on site. Shop open 7 days a week 11-4 (sometimes earlier or later). Also there is coffee at daniel's coffee cart.
Written March 13, 2020
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barblem37
Rancho Bernardo, CA56 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Love this place!! So many neat shops and the art is great! All the artists we talked to were so nice.
Written February 27, 2020
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Karen C
St. John's, Canada3,016 contributions
So pretty!!
Feb 2020
The simple act of painting the stones different colours really adds to the space.

Lots of shops and galleries here. We got here a bit too early and many shops weren't open yet. Some were just starting to open. We watched a glass blower at work, very interesting! Lots of seats/tables with umbrellas to sit down. You can buy food too.
Written February 11, 2020
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Satya
Mountain View, CA44 contributions
Colored tiles
Jan 2020
There isn’t much to do here unless you want to buy stuff. The shops look pretty and the colored tiles are nice.
Written January 3, 2020
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SesameOntario
Ontario, Canada113 contributions
The colours!
Oct 2019 • Family
Beautiful, tranquil and friendly stop in Balboa Park. My family enjoyed coffee & smoothies from Daniel’s in the courtyard while taking in the wonderful colours surrounding us. Stopped in a few shops and made 1 purchase from an extremely talented artist. Wished for more time here, but wanted to visit surrounding gardens before dark.
Written October 30, 2019
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Darlene H
Austin, TX1,864 contributions
Browsing Artisan Crafts
Oct 2019 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed observing the artists at the Spanish Village Art Center as they demonstrated their crafts. There are a lot of shops with paintings, pottery, jewelry and wood crafts. There are a lot of gift ideas because all of the stores are full of unique craft items.
We enjoyed the exhibitions of glass blowing and pottery.
It’s just a short walk from the Zoo or The Visitor Center at a Balboa Park.
Written October 26, 2019
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