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Spanish Village Art Center

Open 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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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This area is near Balboa park and zoo, it's not wide range of souvenirs for tourists, just place for relaxing after long walk from the Zoo or Balboa park; however, its operating hours are quite short. If you have a short time, skip this place.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This little village in balboa park was a quirky little place where local artists were selling there art. The atmosphere was good with some live music, coffee and loads of art of various types like photopgraphy, glass blowing , painting , jewellery , sculpture at...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank lattebuddy
Reviewed 20 October 2016

An interesting art centre with some artists in attendance. Some were friendly, talkative and helpful. Others ignore you. Lots of things to choose from if you are looking for a gift for someone. The plaza is nice to visit and just sit with a cold...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

There are over 35 shops in this small village at the top end of Balboa Park and it is quite pretty although quite commercial

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pros: It's quaint (although pretty run down) and free. Cons: This is a collection of some 40+ artist studios or arts/crafts shops. I toured the Village during one of the Open Studio events where essentially all of the artists were present. I encountered one lady...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank RoseyL
Management response:Responded 16 October 2016

I am sorry that you didn't have the experience you expected at Spanish Village Art Center. As one of the artists I wish you would have taken the time to explore what we are all about. We are an "Artist Community" not a "Fine Art...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went here after reading a suggestion on Trip Advisor. Some of the artists were very friendly and willing to talk and explain their art. I watched a demo where one artist showed me how he makes mobiles out of old plates. I was the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jdrumpel
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This small little area is filled with quality artifacts and crafts. Go when the sun is down and you'll get plenty of good pictures under the beautiful trees and artistic setup. It's free.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank PriyamGopani
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A compelling and engaging addition to Balboa Park in San Diego. There is quite a diversity of artists represented with crafts of all stripes. You're bound to find something special that will serve as remembrance of this special place

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank teamsc10190
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Spanish Village Art Center is a joy to behold. The quality and variety of the art is excellent. There's much handmade beauty to enjoy and to buy. It's quiet, pretty and the shops are friendly -- like an art fair every day!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Lightngravity
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The diversity of artist, sculpture and everything cultural this is a must for all ages and interests. Best to find parking close to the IMAX and/or on the street next to the rose garden.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Margie R
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Response from Chris S | 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