Welcome to EAA

The Escondido Art Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We are dedicated to promoting fine arts in our community. Through our gallery on Grand Avenue we provide an outlet for our members and other local artists to display their work. We also host demonstrations by local and nationally known artists at our monthly meetings, providing a place for members to learn new techniques and socialize with fellow artists. The EAA is active in the community of Escondido: hosting shows benefiting local causes, giving scholarships to local high school students, teaching art classes, and featuring member artwork in downtown businesses.

Your donation is tax deductible and greatly appreciated. 

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The Board of Directors of the Escondido Art Association

The Heart and Soul of Escondido Art Association is its all volunteer Board.

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Tokeli Baker

Executive Board

Steve Hart

Interim 1st VP Programs
Executive Board

Janice Niles

2nd VP Membership
Executive Board

Pavla Mrazkova

Executive Board

Cathy Haven

Executive Board
Facilities Manager

Pat Hunter

Marketing Director

Suzanne Nicolaisen


Jinx Lennon

Gallery Director


WAYNE ADACHI, Education Director
ROSEMARIE WOLDIN, High School Scholarship Chairperson
ELAINE GRIVEAS, Art Forum Facilitator

DAVE ALLEN, Volunteer Coordinator
BYRON MARLER, Rotations Manager

BOB GRANT, Photography and Video
PHILIPPE GADEYNE, Show Photography
TOKELI BAKER, Web Development & Instagram Engagement

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Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture

Escondido’s thriving museums and arts community has come together with the purpose of collaborating to grow and develop the goals of its participants by promoting our vibrant Arts, Heritage & Culture.  

EAA has been an active member in MAGEC since inception. We join others in working together to promote the arts and museums in Escondido.

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Escondido Art Association supports our friends at MAGEC and the City of Escondido. 

Here is more about some of the events we really truly love...

2nd Saturday


Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experience is a uniquely creative and eclectic offering of events in historic downtown Esco. Art galleries and interactive arts, theatre, museums, and educational experiences all day long. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Cruisin' Grand

May 6-September 30

SoCal Productions and the City of Escondido present Cruisin’ Grand in historic downtown Esco, every Friday night 4-9pm. Live music, DJs, kettle corn, and of course, the best display of pre-1974 hotrods in the country!  Street closures will take place on the side streets (Maple St., Broadway, Kalmia, and North Juniper) from Second Ave. to Valley Parkway.

Esco Alley Art


Transforming blank walls into vibrant destinations, one alley at a time! The Esco Alley Art project brings artists and business owners together to beautify Escondido downtown historic district. The all-volunteer organization provides both public art and outdoor gallery spaces for the enjoyment of residents and visitors

Escondido Art Association
and Gallery

121 W. Grand Avenue
Escondido, 92025


Wednesday - Saturday
11am-5 pm

Postal Mail: 
PO Box 433
Escondido, CA 92033

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