17th annual Oceanside Days of Art
April 18 and 19, 2009 – 10am to 5pm

If you’ve always wanted to paint, but were afraid to try, the Oceanside Days of Art is for you!

This year the theme “Experience Your Creativity” will be played out with family-friendly participatory events including a stunning Circle Painting that the public is invited to work on. Organized by international artist Hiep Nguyen, this “paint-in” has been produced in 30 cities in 8 countries since 2007. To make reservations for your group to paint call 760/433-3632. To sponsor a painting call 760/439-7766.

Over 100 artists, both local and national, will display their painting, pottery, sculpture, glass, photography and multimedia works in booths lining Pier View Way and the Civic Center in Oceanside. Lots of live multicultural performances will take place on two stages during the two day event, including music, dance, poetry and a few surprises. The biggest high school art show in the county will also be there, a chance to view the finest of the work from local schools. And for kids, art teachers will offer free classes in painting and creating art from recycled objects. If you need inspiration before you jump in, check out the recycled and found art wonders made by local artists on display in the Library Community Rooms.

And lastly, the FOOD!  From crepes and steaks to hot dogs and ice cream, there’ll be something to tickle your palate.
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Don’t miss this event. It’s free, parking is easily found on nearby streets, and it’s easy to take the Coaster (on Saturday) or the Sprinter (both days). For more information, visit oceanside-days-of-art.org or call 760/433-3632.
Sponsored by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation.

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