Civic Center Gallery

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The public is invited to view a variety of outstanding artwork by local artists in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall. Two exhibits are always on view, two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork. The City of Encinitas Civic Art Program  provides solo and group exhibition opportunities to local artists. More than 32 six-week-long two-dimensional and three-dimensional exhibits are mounted each year at civic galleries located in City Hall and the Encinitas Library. The Civic Art Program was established in 2001 as a service to local artists and is an initiative of the City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts. ELIGIBILTY The Civic Art Program is open to artists who 1) live in Encinitas (age 18 and older), 2) work out of a studio in Encinitas, 3) are a current member of one of the city's visual art organizations: 101 Artists' Colony, San Dieguito Art Guild, North County Photographic Society; or 4) are currently enrolled in art instruction in Encinitas. Amateur and professional artists are encouraged to apply. PROCESS Interested artists must submit an application and support materials--applications are available at City Hall, Encinitas Library or via email. Applications are accepted from January through October of the year. A Selection Committee, comprised of gallery directors, visual art instructors and professional artists, is organized by the Commission for the Arts. The committee meets to jury the applications and determine the exhibit schedule for the following year. Artist notification begins in November.
505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 633-2746
  • Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. City Hall is closed alternating Fridays.
  • Accessible: yes
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