Bringing Outdoor art to
one alley at a time.
About Esco Alley Art
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?
2023 Alley Party
Come and hang out with us at our 2023 mural unveiling at 4pm this Saturday, September 9th! Explore 12 new murals, and join us for birthday cake to celebrate Mayor Dane White’s birthday!
Free and open to all, with raspados and other goodies available for purchase from Doña Rosa Raspados. Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Kalmia and Juniper.
Visit Esco Alley Art
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 email@example.com.
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.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Esco Alley Art exists because of our wonderful artists. Apply today to participate in our next round of murals.