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Walking in the Spanish Village San Diego


Walking in the Spanish Village San Diego

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Walking in the Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego

I recommend you to visit the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego.  The concrete floor painted like if was chalk of different tonalities infuses happiness to your day for sure. The little shops, boutiques and ateliers will open their doors for you and most often than not you will be greeted by an artist or artisan that would not hesitate to tell you about his or her artistic secrets and endeavors.

For those who are interested, I used a blackmagic pocket cinema camera, without tripod without Accessor, for the footages.

The Spanish village of Balboa Park is a form of colonies of artists earlier and purist. It is self-managed by artists whose first principle is to produce art.


The Spanish Village was founded just after the Second World War. (Buildings and flowered court themselves a picturesque vignette of some juderia Sevillanas or Venetian navigation-without-gondolas were built a decade ago as part of the Expo 1935 Pan American.)



The mission of the Village is to educate the public about art. As explained by the Village President Elizabeth Woolrych: “We want to share our techniques with the large San Diego community.”


Woolrych, a potter and ceramic sculptor who was active in the Spanish village for 31 years, teaches a class in progress menu as outreach community witness to the Village.


“Artists should produce 80% of their work on site. This ensures that there are always new artists working in their studios. ”



Hours: Open daily 11am – 4 pm (except Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1)

Admission: Free

Address: 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Location: Spanish Village Art Center is located in Balboa Park. Between San Diego Zoo and Natural History Museum

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