After nine years as a partner is Studio 39 in San Diego's beautiful Spanish Village Art Center, I was offered my own studio...Studio 35! The entrance to Studio 35 can be seen as you come into the village and look to your right. The red French doors and arched entry are framed by a Beautiful Bougainvilla!
Built by the city of San Diego in 1935 for the second California Exposition, Spanish Village was intended to represent a little village in Spain, consisting of several little shops and restaurants. Consequently each shop is architecturally unique.
In 1937, following the exposition, a group of local artists approached the City of San Diego and convinced them to turn Spanish Village into an artist’s community. Artists worked in the Village studios until the Second World War when the military took over Balboa Park. After the war ended and the military pulled out, the artists returned to Spanish Village and have continued creating their art in the studios ever since.