Bringing Outdoor art to 

 Downtown Escondido 

 one alley at a time. 

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About Esco Alley Art

The Vision

We believe that art should be for all and by all. Our team of volunteers engages with local artists and Downtown Escondido property owners, providing both public art and outdoor gallery spaces for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of Escondido alike.

Will you be part of the movement?


2022 SEASON FINALE Alley Party

Thank you to all who celebrated the addition of over a dozen new Esco Alley Art murals in Downtown Escondido at our season finale street party.

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Our 2021 & 2022 Season Locations

We’ve been working hard these past 2 years bringing over 50 murals to Downtown Escondido, with our 2021 and 2022 seasons centering on the alleys south of Grand Avenue between Maple and Kalmia Street.

Come visit us and make an afternoon out of it, enjoying not only the murals but our wonderful restaurants, breweries, and shops along Grand Avenue!

Know any Downtown Escondido property owners with wall space that would make for a perfect outdoor gallery? We’re currently evaluating potential sites for our 2023 mural season and would love for interested property owners to email our site coordination team at

Featured Artist

Kazuaki Uehara

Kazuaki Uehara was born on the Ishigaki Island of Okinawa, Japan, and moved to Tokyo as a young child. He immigrated to the United States after finishing high school, finding his first employment in the USA at a Japanese restaurant. After 20 years in the restaurant industry, Kazu pivoted to his career as an artist, initially starting with portrait sketches of Disneyland visitors and gradually transitioning into oil, pastel, and charcoal work.

Kazu believes that the pursuit of truth is a fundamental purpose in life, and this philosophy is expressed in his painting, especially in how he seeks to truthfully represent his portrait subjects.

Kazu is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the San Diego Portrait Society and has been the recipient of many awards for his artwork.


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Esco Alley Art exists because of our wonderful artists. Apply today to participate in our next round of murals.

 Escondido is for artists.