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Spanish Village Art Center

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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
Balboa Park
+1 619-233-9050
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved exploring all that the Spanish village had to offer. Watched an artist potter, meandered around the other studios/ shops, whilst listening to a person playing guitar, what a lovely setting, and experience.

Thank gillian p
Management response:Responded 14 April 2017

Thank you for enjoying Spanish Village Art Center - it is a great place! We hope you come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Spanish Village was built in 1935 for the 2nd California Pacific International Expo. It was preserved and rebuilt over time and became a home to San Diego's largest artists community. The Village cpmprised of quaint buildings and courtyards covered with flowering bougainvilleas, other colourful...More

Thank connie l
Management response:Responded 10 April 2017

Thank you so much - we really enjoy our little piece of awesomeness in Balboa Park.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Nice place to walk around after leaving the zoo. My family all enjoys art and there are many variations of media here. Most of the artists run their shops, so you can chat with them. Also, liked the coffee stop and musician playing.

Thank L1599LUtracym
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Don't miss this great spot. Art for sale and enjoyment. What a great display of local artist. How fortunate that they are there to talk about their art.

Thank Go2FunFood
Management response:Responded 18 March 2017

Thank you for visiting our wonderful art center - we enjoy what we do!

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The vibe here is Spanish for sure. There are a lot of small art galleries and mom and pop shops where are is created. I don't really "get" a lot of the art but I enjoyed checking it out. There's one shop where they blow...More

Thank Apofire
Management response:Responded 2 March 2017

Thank you so much - for responding and enjoying our wonderful art community.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

There are about 35-40 small art studios concentrated here, with artists working in most any media you can think of. Some are more of a gallery with a variety of participating artists displaying their work, while others are more of a single-artist studio where you...More

Thank ROCtraveler30
Management response:Responded 2 March 2017

We hope you can come back and stay longer. It is a wonderful place and we enjoy doing art and sharing it with our visitors.

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Just visited this art center earlier this week, and was very impressed with the level of quality. Having visited a variety of art galleries in Zion and in Tucson last year, I enjoyed the variety of works represented in the Spanish Village, and also by...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I didn't know this place existed, until a friend took me there. It is located in Balboa Park and it is a charming collection of shops, styled after a Spanish Village. There is jewelry, art, pottery, etc. I had a wonderful shopping experience and left...More

1  Thank PatriciaID
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We wondered into the shops during a rainy day and decided to come back the next day when it was sunny out because we could tell it looked like a charming square. We were right. It is bright and colorful but soothing and enjoyable to...More

1  Thank Codeedo
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a lovely setting in Balboa Park to find all sorts of hand crafted items from jewlery to pottery to paintings, etc. Many different artists and mediums and they are in house, explaining how they do their crafts. Some items are VERY reasonably priced...More

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Margie R
5 March 2018|
Response from ChrisS12771 | Property representative |
Admission is always free
10 May 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