Sept 28 – Mission District Arts Festival

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Studio ACE has partnered with Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, Oceanside Public Library, and Friends of the Oceanside Library, to bring ART TO THE VALLEY with the  first annual MISSION DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00am  –  4:00pm
Location: Mission Plaza Real Shopping Center (between El Camino Real and Douglas— where Studio ACE is located)
Cost: FREE!!

This FREE family-friendly event will feature:
Artist’s booths, live music, delicious food, a Kids Corner with crafts & face painting, live mural painting and drum circle, Oceanside Public Library book sale and bookmobile, a visit from the Library’s mascot, Splash, free chances to win prizes, and more!

Artists or businesses can sign up for a booth to showcase their work for only $25 for the entire day. Nonprofit organizations can join for free! There are also open slots for musicians to play at the event throughout the day.
To sign up for a booth or a music slot (or to volunteer at the event), please fill out the form below by completing all *required fields. Once the form is submitted, please pay the $25 fee (if applicable) by clicking on the PayPal link.

Please contact ACE Executive Director, Julia Fister, at (760) 730-5203 or with any questions or for more information.

OCAF announced that it is retiring Oceanside Days of Art

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Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation announced that it is retiring Oceanside Days
of Art in its current format.

The OCAF Executive Board voted unanimously to reformat ODA from its current
two-day event in April to a series of smaller events spaced throughout the entire
year. This will reflect the exciting changes occurring in the Oceanside arts

Oceanside Days of Art came about as a result of an OpEd in the Oceanside local
paper which stated that Oceanside was a “…cultural wasteland.” City leaders Dr.
Keith Broman, Carol and Randy Mitchell and Eli Sanchez decided to prove this
incorrect. After two years of planning and meetings the first Oceanside Day of Art
was held in and around the Oceanside Civic Center on Saturday, April 24, 1993. It
was a juried fine arts festival celebrating both the visual and performing arts and
artists in Oceanside and the surrounding communities. It was so successful that
within 3 years it became the two-day event, and for 26 years OCAF continued
presenting its fine arts festival in April.

Oceanside Days of Art will not be the large once-a-year event it has been
historically. However, through the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, it will
continue on a more frequent, smaller scale, to promote and support the fine arts,
both visual and performing. It will continue to provide appropriate venues to
celebrate student, avocational and professional artists.

OCAF will be introducing its first new ODA event in the near future.
For further information about Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and its events
and activities visit