September 17, November 19

Enjoy a Saturday evening of visual art as Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors at Art Night Encinitas from 5:30-8:30pm--new hours for 2022. The event celebrates the city’s diverse visual art scene at participating locations and is free to the public. Enjoy live music and refreshments at several locations. 

Art Night Encinitas was conceived by the Commission for the Arts to bring focus to the civic art spaces and thriving visual art scene in Encinitas. The bi-monthly art open house benefits artists through the sale of their art and provides the public an opportunity to interact with artists and learn about the creative process. 


Saturday, July 23, 5:30-8:30pm
Participating Art Galleries, Artists, and Performers


Encinitas City Hall  505 S Vulcan Ave

Enjoy live music and artist talks throughout the evening

  • Mando Basso 5:30-6:30pm
  • Bruce Turk artist talk 6:30-7:00pm
  • Mary Lou Owen artist talk 7:00-7:30pm
  • Garit Imhoff 7:30-8:30pm


Encinitas Library  540 Cornish Drive

Enjoy live music, artist talks, button making, and docent-led art tours throughout the evening

  • Joyce Rooks 5:30-6:30pm
  • Docent-led art tours of the permanent collection 5:30-8:30pm 
  • Scrojo Documentary Screening and artist talk 6:30-7:00pm
  • Vicky DeLong artist talk 7:00-7:30pm
  • Nena Anderson 7:30pm



Encinitas Community Center  1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Enjoy artist talks, live music, and a performance from Ovation Theatre throughout the evening

  • Travis Klein Quartet 5:30-6:30pm
  • Kate Joiner artist talk 6:30-7pm
  • Ovation Theatre performance 7-7:30pm
  • Big Boss Bubeleh 7:30-8:30pm



Off Track Gallery  937 S. Coast Hwy. 101 

The public is invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring the the vibrant, colorful, oil paintings of Yumi Yokoyama, and the oil, acrylic, and fired enameled copper of Deborah Buffington. Yumi is inspired by color, which is powerfully reflected in her vibrant paintings. Born in Nagoya, Japan, she came to US in 1998 and has exhibited in both countries.Deborah has been painting in oil and acrylics for over 40 years. Originally a science educator, her work is inspired by the beauty of nature.



Art n Soul on the 101  670 S. Coast Hwy 101

Join Art N Soul on the 101 with artist Kert Jans as he creates surfboard resin art from 5:30-7:30pm. Live music and snacks will also be provided.

Bliss 101  553 S. Coast Hwy 101

The public is invited to an artist talk with Patrick Tobin. Live music and refreshments will be provided as well.

Perspectives Space  555 Second Street 

Join Perspectives Space after the opening of new show, "Mending Space". Mending Space is a group exhibition including works of Southern California-based artists Sarah Shreves, Jori Johnson, Kelsey Overstreet, Karina Bania, Inge Flinte, and Veronica Bruce-Woodward.

Come connect with your inner core through a self guided Visio Divina practice. 

Spiritual Formation Creative Director and Artist Sarah Shreves will be there to introduce you to this sacred contemplative monastic tradition that helps the viewer experience the wisdom of art through a slowed down approach. Come view the gallery walls of Mending Space with this new lens. July 23 5-8PM 


Institute of Contemporary Art  1550 S El Camino Real

Join ICA San Diego for this one-time experience as regional artist Greg Ito engages his blooming sculpture at the top of the hill as a closing performance of his exhibition All you can carry. Greg Ito will go on a journey of regrowth as he traverses the land with all the water he can carry to the summit.

 Don't miss this unique opportunity! RSVP here.

*Please be advised that the sculpture walkway has a mild rise to the top of the hill where the performance is taking place. To avoid disrupting the performance, the uphill driveway will be closed. Arrive early to park in the lower lot or on the street


Locations, programming, and entertainment subject to change.


Art Night Map 01-20

Free Shuttle Service

Catch a ride on one of the shuttle buses which will transport you to and from several stops. It's free! The public is encouraged to park at the Encinitas Community Center and the Encinitas Library to easily access the shuttle. 


Our Thanks to Art Night Encinitas Sponsors: Betty Scalice Foundation, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, and San Diego County Library. For sponsorship opportunities, contact City staff here.  




Check out Art Night Encinitas photos in the Encinitas Advocate here.