Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is so excited to add three more locations to showcase our local artists. We have just completed the pilot year at O’side Bakery which has been a wonderful success, and will continue with 6 artist shows into 2020! We have added 2 shows at the Mission Branch Library as well as 1 show at the Civic Center Library. We have also acquired a wonderful new business venue in downtown Oceanside, Blade 1936, a new Italian restaurant opening soon. We will have 6 artist shows in 2020.
The History of Art Walls O’side
The Original Vision
OCAF wished to seek out new exciting venues for the region’s artists to show and sell their art work. With that thought in mind, Ruth Jameson started Art Walls O’side in 2018 as a year-long pilot project of OCAF to further the fine arts in the City of Oceanside. The first venue for Art Walls was the O’side Bakery in East Oceanside. OCAF’s goal was to excite and engage our communities and visitors in the exploration of Oceanside’s establishments of fine dining and shopping through the arts.
The Original Mission
OCAF felt that by bringing businesses and artists together they could provide economic benefits to both. The many walls of our business communities can offer regional artists new places to gather and exhibit their work and meet new clients. Great food and great art have always had a simpatico relationship – music, poetry, readings, and visual art can make Oceanside full of exciting experiences with the Art Walls O’side program by presenting new artists and performers every two months during “opening
receptions” for the artist.