Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Cate Dudley
IG: @cateskydudleyart
Rock Lobster

I’m a scuba diver.  The world under the sea is always inspiring me. I go a couple of times a year in nice tropical warm water. It is amazing the way the light moves. Every single square inch is teaming with life.  There are smiles and music in the undersea world. I love the adventure of it. 

It is all about respecting all the myriad variations of life around us. 

There are two sides to my art, digital and whimsical in the form of cartooning. I personally just like smiling and I like to make people laugh and smile through the whimsy of my work. 

This lobster is the fourth in a series of images called Oceanful. 

I am 66 years old and have been doing this a while.  All my pieces have a strong message. I am a Christian. We live through a lot of messy things. There is always hope and we are never in it alone. I want my pieces to send that message, that we are in this mess together and there is another brighter side to it. In the past three years, there has been a lot of wounding. It is a time for healing. 

It is my hope that we all can delight in my image and that is in itself unifying. It is a common outlet and joy, always there.  We can choose to focus on that or the differences that make us ill and angry. Yet there are things in nature and around us that are incredible, and we are all a part of that.  

 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.