Days of Art rolls out in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation invites art lovers to the Oceanside Days of Art (ODA) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and April 19 to the corner of Coast Highway 101 and Pier View Way.

ODA is a juried fine-art festival featuring local artists showing and selling paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. The free festival includes live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands-on art activities, street chalk art, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a food court.
As part of Oceanside Days of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art will offer free admission to its indoor exhibitions and have a special art project for the youngsters and families both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the terrace at 704 Pier View Way. No art experience is required and all art supplies will be provided. Children will also have the opportunity to explore the museum through a youth-oriented tour.
Free live entertainment includes Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy from The Brooks Theatre, Flamenco Ida y Vuelta, Oceanside Society Orchestra led by Tom Morrow, Muddy Hooker Kings, Cowboy Jack, High School Jazz Band, Oceanside High School Choir, Star Kids & Star Glee Club from Star Theatre, and other performing artists.
Paul Kauffman’s art exhibition will take place during ODA in the lobby of The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Highway. The lobby of Oceanside’s oldest theater is being completely transformed to celebrate Kauffman’s work, and there will be a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. April 18. Kauffman will be doing demonstrations both days from 1 to 3 p.m.
A show of the best art by high school students from Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista will be on display in the gallery at 918 Mission Ave., as part of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League’s annual High School Art Show. The gallery will be open through April 19.
For additional information, go to ocaf.info, or e-mail oceansidedaysofart@gmail.com. Proceeds from this festival will be used to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from throughout North County San Diego pursing artistic and performing arts degrees.

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