Days of Art color Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — The upcoming Oceanside Days of Art, organized by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, is taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and April 21, at the corner of Coast Highway 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside. The 21st annual Oceanside Days of Art is a free family art festival featuring 120 local artists selling a variety of fine art including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more.The festival also offers live stage performances, free hands-on art activities for all ages and a variety in the food court. Other attractions include a senior art show, a high school art show, street chalk artists, face painting and other art media.

The senior art show, led by exhibition chairman Jay Bretney, will be presented during the Days of Art in “Artist Alley,” adjacent to the event.

Winning pieces of art from the Oceanside student poster contest will be displayed in “Artist Alley,” next to the senior art show. Winners received monetary awards from Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation during a ceremony March 26, at the Oceanside Public Library. The poster contest was headed by Diane Adams, who serves on the organizational committee of Oceanside Days of Art, and is also a teacher at MiraCosta College and a member of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League.

The best of high school art will be on display at the OPT Underground Gallery, 918 Mission Ave. The show will include 250 pieces of art by students from Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. The exhibition features paintings, mixed media, graphics, ceramics, photography and sculpture. The gallery will be open for public viewing during Oceanside Days of Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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