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    If an incident has occurred and you would like to report it to Spanish Village Art Center, please click on the button below. The link will take you to the SVAC Incident Report form. Once you fill it out, a member of the village will contact you within 24 hours.

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    LOCATION

    Spanish Village Art Center

    1770 Village Place

    Balboa Park

    San Diego, CA 92101

    HOURS

    Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

    7 days a week.

    Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


    Office is located in Studio 18

    619 233-9050

    Email: SpanishVillageArtCenter@ymail.com


    Visitor Photography Guidelines

    Spanish Village Historian

    Jeffrey Iles

    Jeffrey Iles is the historical tour guide and historian at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. His tours of the architecture and history of Spanish Village are free, fun, and various lengths on an ongoing basis. Jeff gives tours to groups or individuals. Feel free to ask Jeff questions when you see him on our colorful patio in his vintage 1940’s period costume. Email Jeffrey for more information.


    Gift Certificates!

    Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

    Thanks for stopping by.


    Guidelines for Professional Photo Shoots

    Professional Photographers planning to take photographs in Spanish Village should first apply for a permit at Balboa Park Administration Building, 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA (rear of building, outside door #1).

    The City of San Diego prohibits taking photographs in front of any open Village doorway, as their purpose is to allow the general public to enter freely throughout the day. Taking photographs of artists work is also expressly prohibited. Please bring your own props. Planters, benches, tables and chairs are for patrons use only.

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      LOCATION

      Spanish Village Art Center

      1770 Village Place

      Balboa Park

      San Diego, CA 92101

      HOURS

      Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

      7 days a week.

      Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


      The office is located in Studio 18

      619 233-9050


      Art Classes at Spanish Village Art Center

      Art Classes at Spanish Village Art Center

      Village Arts and Education Foundation

      All Spanish Village Art Center classes are operated through the Village Arts and Education Foundation.

      Click the button below to be directed to the class schedule and calendar.

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        LOCATION

        Spanish Village Art Center

        1770 Village Place

        Balboa Park

        San Diego, CA 92101

        HOURS

        Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

        7 days a week.

        Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


        The office is located in Studio 18

        619 233-9050


        Visitor Photography Guidelines

        Spanish Village Artist Membership

        Artist Membership Information


        Spanish Village Art Center (SVAC) in Balboa Park welcomes individuals wishing to be a part of the largest artist community in San Diego!

        Want to become a member of Spanish Village Art Center?

        Are you ready to be an artist at Spanish Village Art Center?

        Next jury date:

        Saturday, March 30, 2024

        Last date to submit applications:

        Monday, March 11, no later than 4 p.m.


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        Eligibility:

        All artists living in San Diego County are eligible for membership in SVAC. Prospective members must provide the following information along with the application:

        1. 3 small photographs representing the work to be judged. Those artists who are already SVAC members must submit photos of the new work to be judged.
        2. Proof that the artist is at least 18 years of age; i.e. valid CA driver’s license or ID card with a copy of the same. Make sure the birthdate is legible in the copy.
        3. Proof of residency in San Diego County (utility bill or other proof of residency) with a copy of the same.

        Application Fees:

        Non-SVAC Members Jury Application Fee: $35

        SAVAC Members Jury Application Fee: $25

         

         

        Benefits Include:

        • Being a part of our community of artists to share creativity and knowledge.
        • Free use of our patio space for booth setup to show and sell your artwork.
        • Exhibit at the December Nights Event, with attendance of over 300,000, offering great exposure.
        • Access to studio space either as a lease holder or studio partner.
        • And much more!

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        For more information, contact us using the email form below. If you complete the email form, we’ll drop you a note as soon as we can.

        We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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          SVAC


          SVAC is a collection of working art studios established in 1938 by the San Diego City Council to make the creation of art visible to the public. SVAC continues today as a not-for-profit organization, relying on membership to participate in its direction and programs. As part of SVAC’s agreement with the City of San Diego, the organization maintains open-house studios where artists and craftspeople create and demonstrate their technique(s) to the public. SVAC members are required to work in the studios and are only privileged to exhibit and sell the works created in the medium (or media) that they were juried in with.

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            LOCATION

            Spanish Village Art Center

            1770 Village Place

            Balboa Park

            San Diego, CA 92101

            HOURS

            Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

            7 days a week.

            Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


            The office is located in Studio 18

            619 233-9050


            Visitor Photography Guidelines

            Gift Certificates!

            Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

            Thanks for stopping by.


            About Spanish Art Village Center

            About Spanish Village

            Art Center


            Established in 1936, Spanish Village Art Center, in Balboa Park, is San Diego’s premiere artist collective. Located in historic Spanish Village, between the NAT and the Zoo, we are a community of working local artists creating art…year round…right before your eyes!

            While our location and architecture are distinctly old-world, our art is not. Most noteworthy is that Spanish Village Art Center boasts over 200 living, contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds, experiences and art forms with patrons worldwide.  Independently juried and award-winning painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay, gourd, fiber, mixed media, glass, enamel, leather and digital artists along with photographers, printmakers and many more will be creating art in the Village on any given day!

            Our Mission...


            Above all, our mission is to share our passion for art along with our personal creative journeys. Therefore we welcome you into our studios to observe artists at work and invite you to ask questions. Some artists will even encourage you to handle and enjoy their work. Art pieces large and small are available for purchase every day.

            Our studios are open to the general public, free of charge, 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm.  Any artist who is a San Diego County resident has the opportunity to become a member of this celebrated artist collective. Find more information about this on our membership page.

            History of the

            Spanish Village Art Center


            Built in 1935 for the second California Exposition, Spanish Village depicted a quaint town complete with restaurants, shops, cantinas, and an open courtyard. Many structures built for this Exposition were to be temporary. Consequently in 1936, after the event drew to a close, some exhibits were slated for demolition. At that time, a group of visionary local artists approached the city with a proposal to convert the buildings in Spanish Village into working art studios. In exchange, the artists agreed to provide community outreach both to other local artists and the general public. As a result, local artists have an affordable place to work, show and sell in a creative environment. In addition, the artists of Spanish Village Art Center open their studio doors to the public…offering them the rare opportunity to watch the artists at work.

            The Village...


            The Village has remained open to the public for nearly 80 years, closing only for a short time during World War II when the military occupied much of Balboa Park. Over the years thousands of dedicated artists have been members of this artist collective. While cosmetic changes have been made to the Village…adding beautiful trees and flowers, brightly colored doorways and the signature painted patio tiles…Spanish Village Art Center’s mission remains the same. We invite you, the public, into our studios to watch artists at work and we continue to welcome new artists to join us. So come visit us and share our passion for art! We are open 7 days a week, 11am to 4pm, free of charge.

            Did You Know?


            San Diego Artists continue to preserve and enhance its beauty as a historical landmark by adding to its charm by making each of the studios unique entryways individual, as is all of the artwork, and allowing the main patios to be rented for most special events. It is a favorite location for both professional and amateur photographers.

            Board of Directors 2023-24


            Executive Board

            • Jon Evans – President
            • Linda Lepeirs – Vice President
            • Stephanie Henry – Recording
            • Sheryl Sabin– Treasurer
            • Natasha Papousek – Corresponding Secretary

            Guilds

            • Sergey Gornuskin – Sculpture Guild Rep
            • Renee Menard– Enamel Guild Rep
            • Robert Stewart – Wood Guild Rep
            • Roberta Klein – Potters’ Guild Rep
            • Susan Binford – Southwestern Artists Rep
            • Marcy Stinton – Glass Guild

            General Board Members

            • Dot Renshaw – Director
            • Tammy Cammarot – Director
            • Carol Foster
            • Jackie Murphy – Director
            • Chris Stell – Director
            • Elizabeth Woolrych
            • Michael Maddy
            • Linda Iles

            Parks & Rec.

            • Victor Johnson – Parks and Recreation Manager

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              LOCATION

              Spanish Village Art Center

              1770 Village Place

              Balboa Park

              San Diego, CA 92101

              HOURS

              Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

              7 days a week.

              Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


              Office is located in Studio 18

              619 233-9050

              Email: SpanishVillageArtCenter@ymail.com


              Visitor Photography Guidelines

              Spanish Village Historian

              Jeffrey Iles

              Jeffrey Iles is the historical tour guide and historian at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. His tours of the architecture and history of Spanish Village are free, fun, and various lengths on an ongoing basis. Jeff gives tours to groups or individuals. Feel free to ask Jeff questions when you see him on our colorful patio in his vintage 1940’s period costume. Email Jeffrey for more information.


              Gift Certificates!

              Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

              Thanks for stopping by.


              Photos by Michael Calas - www.Calasphotography.com

              Calendar

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              Spanish Village Art Center Working Artists - Home

              Come See Masterpieces in the Making

              Take a stroll through our historic working studios featuring over 200 local artists of all different mediums.

              Free admission, priceless experience.


              Artists at Work


              Spanish Village studios are filled with working artists, with a variety of demonstrations in progress daily. Come watch art in action every day!

              Artists

              Art Classes


              Looking for a more hands-on experience? Working artists at Spanish Village want to share their love of art with you. Check out our classes today!

              Classes

              Special Events


              Enjoy live art demonstrations, stroll through artist guild shows and sales, or enjoy refreshments while mingling with our talented artists at one of our many yearly events!

              Events

              Our Works

              Get a taste of the works our artists are creating.


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              Balboa Park


              Spanish Village is a proud member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Learn more at www.bpcp.org

              Become one of our artists.


              If you would like to be a part of San Diego’s largest artist community, then keep an eye out for our next Jury date!

              Join Us

              Village Events

              Come and enjoy our events.


              CALLING ALL ARTISTS FOR THE 48TH ANNUAL SMALL IMAGE SHOW

              Show Dates

              January 26–February 25, 2024

              For more information, click on the above image to visit Gallery 21’s Small Image Show Info Page.

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                LOCATION

                Spanish Village Art Center

                1770 Village Place

                Balboa Park

                San Diego, CA 92101

                HOURS

                Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

                7 days a week.

                Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


                The office is located in Studio 18

                619 233-9050


                Visitor Photography Guidelines

                Gift Certificates!

                Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

                Thanks for stopping by.


                Spanish Village Studio Directory

                Spanish Village Studio Directory

                Spanish Village Patio Artist Directory

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                  LOCATION

                  Spanish Village Art Center

                  1770 Village Place

                  Balboa Park

                  San Diego, CA 92101

                  HOURS

                  Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

                  7 days a week.

                  Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


                  The office is located in Studio 18

                  619 233-9050


                  Visitor Photography Guidelines

                  Gift Certificates!

                  Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

                  Thanks for stopping by.


                  Artist Directory - Spanish Village Art Center

                  Spanish Village Artist Directory

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                    LOCATION

                    Spanish Village Art Center

                    1770 Village Place

                    Balboa Park

                    San Diego, CA 92101

                    HOURS

                    Open everyday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

                    7 days a week.

                    Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


                    The office is located in Studio 18

                    619 233-9050


                    Visitor Photography Guidelines

                    Gift Certificates!

                    Want to share our art with your friends and family? We have Spanish Village Art Center Gift Certificates available. For more details, email Susan B. by clicking here.

                    Thanks for stopping by.