Oceanside Art Events

Much like the culinary and brewery explosion happening in Oceanside, Oceanside is also becoming a mecca for the arts! With numerous talented local artists putting out fantastic work, Oceanside businesses happy to show the art off, passionate locals pushing art as a priority, and a strong foundation of established art institutes and museums, Oceanside has developed a diverse and welcoming art community that is here to stay! And with this solid footing comes fantastic art events throughout Oceanside for you to enjoy, and now that it is Spring time these events will be happening nearly every week! To help make sure you never miss out we put all things art together in one place so that you can plan your next art adventure! So grab a friend, your significant other, or even your kids and check out these amazing Oceanside art events!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Art Mart on the Terrace – Revive Artwork

What: The Oceanside Museum of Art in collaboration with Art n Soul on 101 and Visit Oceanside present Art Mart on the Terrace, a new monthly event featuring unique local artist made creations centered around a theme. In addition, the Art Mart coincides with the Sunset Market down the street making for a great night out filled with shopping, food, and entertainment. 

This month come to the Art Mart on the Terrace for one of a kind art crafted from recycled and re-purposed items centered around the theme “Revive Artwork.”

To learn more visit Art Mart.

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 5pm – 8pm

Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Write on, Oceanside: Author’s Night

What: Author’s Night marks the beginning of the Write on Oceanside & Summer Shorts Play Festival taking place June 22nd-25th. Authors Night involves San Diego County authors displaying their works for sale at the Sunset Market Main Stage Lot. Join in the fun of the Sunset market coupled with the chance to talk with your favorite writers, meet new local authors, take pictures, get autographs, and more. For more information visit https://www.ocaf.info/write-on/.

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Sunset Market Main Stage Lot, Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054

Thursday, June 24th, 2017

Write on, Oceanside: Panels and Presentations

What: Featured author panels and presentations will be held during the day at Oceanside’s Civic Center Plaza and Library Community Rooms. There will be two panel presentations: “A Journalist Roundtable” at 10:30am, and “Publish or Perish: Tips for Unpublished Authors” at 1pm. The “Write On, Oceanside!” festival will close with a special book talk with acclaimed Oceanside author of The Mothers, Brit Bennet, at 3pm. For more information visit https://www.ocaf.info/write-on/.

When: Thursday, June 24th, 10:30am – 3pm

Where: 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

Wednesday, June 28th, July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2017

Paint N Enjoy

What: Enjoy a beer while feeling artistic! Paint N Enjoy is happening every Wednesday evening at Surfside Tap Room. Relax with a painting session and some pints of your favorite hand-craft beers, seasonal ales, porters, or stouts from local micro-breweries. The painting begins at 6pm and entrance includes paint, canvas, brushes, and lesson. Anyone who participates receives 15% off their bar tab as well!

When: Every Wednesday, 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: Surfside Tap Room, 507 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Friday, July 7th, 2017

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

What: Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside! The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, music, poetry, art education, and culinary and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. Admission to all venues is free and open to the public, and event maps will be distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors. For more information visit www.oceansideartwalk.org/.

When: Friday, July 7th, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside, 311 N Tremont St Oceanside, CA 92054 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Artist Talk With Ted Meyer

What: Join artist Ted Meyer for an inspiring talk about his efforts to document people’s stories by painting, photographing, and printing from their scars in his Scarred For Life project. The price to attend is $10 for visitors, or free for members.

When: Wednesday, July 12th, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Taste Of Art: Collage And Assemblage

What: Come to the Oceanside Museum of Art and join Robin Douglas in using unique and chaotic materials to create a cohesive composition. Weave, tape, build, shape, glue, and join materials into a single piece in the style of Ann Hamilton and Andy Goldsworthy. While creating art enjoy drinks and appetizers as well! All supplies are provided. Members $35, Visitors $45

Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054

When: Thursday, July 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Friday, July 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 2017

The Star Theatre: West Side Story

What: The Star Theatre Company Proudly Presents its latest production, West Side Story. This show will be performed July 21st-23rd and July 28th-30th, with the opening night reception taking place Friday July 21st at 6:45pm.

When: July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th – 7:30pm, July 23rd, July 30th – 2pm

Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

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Published: June 20, 2017

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