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Spanish Village Art Center

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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
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1770 Village Pl, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1651
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+1 619-233-9050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful with colorful pavement and little cute shops. Definitely go and take some pictures. We took some of our engagement photos there

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank katrinh708
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can watch artists at work here. My little granddaughter loves going to the mineral building where she is able to buy pretty stones for her collection.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank nobo47
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.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William L
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chucknteojamul
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C C
Reviewed December 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dephalp
Reviewed November 8, 2018

people are creative and friendly , you are welcomed with love, the area is nice for photography , i have been all over the world this place has an art spirit and they are making art with love.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Margie R
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Property representative |
Admission is always free
May 10, 2016|
Response from HollyBerryElf | Reviewed this property |
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