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We are one of California’s first designated cultural districts.

O’riginality is in our DNA

O’side has been keepin’ it real since 1888, and that genuine, o’riginal spirit has long made it a haven for artists, makers, and performers. Through its vibrant murals, world-class museums, street markets, historic landmarks, and eclectic live events, Oceanside weaves together stories of our past, present, and future. Art for everybody, that’s O’side.

Oceanside Museum of Art
Art Gallery
Hill Street Country Club
Cynthia's Artistic Expressions
The Brooks Theater
Farmer's Market
Rancho Guajome Adobe
Mission San Luis Rey
Prince of Peace Abbey
Murals of Oceanside
Artist Alley
California Surf Museum
Heritage Park Village Museum
Model Railroad Train Museum
Museum of Making Music
Music Studio
Coastal Music Studios
Miracosta Arts Department
Buena Vista Audubon Society
Oceanside Historical Society
Oceanside Public Library
Tattoo Studio
Oceanside Tattoo - The Arcade

Meet a Maker

The founder of small-batch leather-goods brand Rais Case, Julie Rais Ellis is a O’riginal O’sider.

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Cultural Art District

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Designated one of the first cultural districts in California, Oceanside’s eclectic and diverse scene has art for everybody built around historic theaters, monthly art walks, live performance, museums, the Mission San Luis Rey, and thriving community programs.

With its theaters, museums, galleries, and practicing artists, the Oceanside Cultural District is getting a bit of a big deal reputation.

What will you find here? Well, the Oceanside Museum of Art ranks among the most influential regional arts museums in SoCal, while the California Surf Museum connects with nontraditional arts audiences while honoring local history and surf culture. In the district you can explore cultural happenings centered around dance, music, and food. And take in MainStreet Oceanside’s weekly Sunset Market, the top weekly food and music street fair in San Diego County. Tattoo artists in the district reflect the area’s military heritage in much of their work while a visit to Artist Alley provides an immersive, interactive experience for all. End your night in one of the district’s many restaurants, wineries, and breweries that highlight local artists and musicians.

Get to know “The O” Oceanside anthem.

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