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“Great Gallery Scene”

Spanish Village Art Center
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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Owner description: 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, 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 Pet Friendly
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Spanish Village is located just south of the zoo. If you don't have kids in tow, the galleries are a terrific way to top off a trip to Balboa Park. There are dozens of shops, many in which artists are working. The village is cute, artists giving their galleries personal touches. We enjoyed the opportunity to see so many different kinds of art works and to talk to the artists. The prices were also quite a surprise: very nice works at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

i was recommended this place by a friend and it was well worth the visit. A variety of crafts for sale, and the prices are pretty reasonable too. The location is amazing and i would have loved to have a workshop there.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

So many gifted artisans - we had no idea what we would find when we visited the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. We were told that only artists living in San Diego County could sell their work in the Village. You'll find artists working in clay, with paint, glass, fabric, jewelry - such a wonderful variety of crafts selling for a wide range of prices. We went home with several gifts, including some for ourselves!

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This unique shopping area located in Balboa Park is so nice. The numbers of unique venders with unusual hand made items is great for when looking for a unique gift for yourself or for giving to someone else. The photo opportunities are great in this area and the music playing really adds to the atmosphere. A nice way to stroll and browse and shop too.

Thank RCMaui
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had the pleasure of spending a day in Balboa Park on Easter Sunday. The Spanish Village Art Center was one of the many sites here we enjoyed. Spanish-styled buildings around a colorful checkered patio which also houses an art center featuring all kinds of juried local crafters, including painters, sculptures, jewelers, glass blowers, and so many more unique craft persons – all busily creating and selling their wares. Delighted we stopped here, it was great fun to poke around.

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