Esco Alley Art
Bruce Heimbach
Geology 2 Southwest/Red Rocks/Abstraction

In my ‘past life’, I studied architecture and took art classes. I was an architect. With architecture, I had to collect materials and many tools to convey my thoughts in a visual way. The camera, for me, was the best tool to use. The camera captured – ‘the moment’, be that sports, or history, or local towns and buildings, or landscapes and/or everything in between. I loved Kodachrome slides and monochrome Kodak film.

I collect photographs from the hikes I take, especially around the southwest, the deserts and National Parks. For my mural, I chose one photograph I took nine years ago in Page, AZ in Antelope Canyon. I have vivid memories of my hike there in the slot canyon . It was unbelievable. I wanted to remember it and that’s why I use the camera – to reinforce my memory. I transferred what I saw and captured in the camera onto a hard surface and then enlarged it onto the plywood panels using acrylic paint. I chose to render it in a graphic design style or an abstraction.


I am a Stroke Survivor, evolving as a (simple intermediate) artist. I have aphasia from my stroke, a condition that affects my speech. After my stroke, nearly six years ago, it first took seven or eight months to fully understand my ‘condition’ and to ‘start-over’. It took a few more months, to collect my thoughts and my tools to start my ‘new life’. Now, I’m using my new Mantra: “Enjoy life visually, less verbally”, and practice it. I’m trying to ‘walk the walk’, because I can’t ‘talk the talk’.

 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.