The quaint buildings and courtyards were built in 1935 to depict a charming old village in Spain for the second California Pacific International Exposition. This Spanish village in Balboa Park was such a popular and beautiful attraction it was allowed to remain when exposition ended.
In 1937 it was reopened as an art center by a group of farsighted and dedicated artists.
During World War II, the US Army used the village for temporary barracks. In 1947, it was reclaimed and restored by the artists. San Diego artists continue to preserve and enhance this historical landmark by adding to its beauty with colorful flowers and unique entryways.
It is a favorite location for both professional and amateur photographers.Today Spanish village Art Center is a thriving community of over 200 artists who share their love of all things art with Them .
They take pride in their village, studios and galleries and strive to make it an inviting place for them to take a stroll and spend a day with arT.
For more information, please visit http://www.spanishvillageart.com/ok