Esco Alley Art

 Bringing Outdoor art to 

 Downtown Escondido 

 one alley at a time. 

Esco Alley Art About Maya Sorvala

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?

Murals are Moving!

The 2021 season murals originally located in the alley south of Grand Ave between Maple and Broadway are being relocated. 

Visit the California Center for the Arts to see some of your old favorites and stay tuned for more public art.

Our Sponsors

Visit Esco Alley Art

We’ve been working hard these past 3 years bringing over 70 murals to Downtown Escondido. Our 2021, and 2022 seasons centered on the alleys south of Grand Avenue between Maple and Juniper Street. In 2023 we moved across to the north side of Grand.

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  evaluating potential sites for  murals 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.


Sign-Up Form

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

 Escondido is for artists. 

Come & CElebrate!!

2023 Esco Alley Art Party

Explore 12 new murals, and join us for birthday cake to celebrate Mayor Dane White’s birthday.

4 PM on Saturday, September 9th

Alley Art Party with DJ & cake, Free and Open to All, with food available for purchase from Doña Rosa Raspados. 

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Kalmia and Juniper.

Global Roots Mural Mosaic Unveiling

America Connects West Mural

Music, Food, Friends, and Art!

Maple Street Plaza
Escondido, CA 92025

Join us for the Unveiling!

Sunday March 26, 3pm

Let's party!

2022 Esco Alley Art Party

Come celebrate the addition of 12 new murals with our artists in Downtown Escondido!

3 PM on Saturday, November 12th

Alley Art Party with Live Music, Free and Open to All!

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Broadway and Kalmia.

Call For Artists

2023 Season

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

Thank you!

We so appreciate your generosity.