Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Gloria Favela Rocha
Chu’el Plaza

I am a North County San Diego native and have lived in this community all of my years, working 30 years as a professional muralist and 20+ years as a paint contractor for Rocha Murals & Paint Inc, doing both residential and commercial painting. It’s been a fantastic journey of surprises at every corner and many hundreds of gallons of paint, even automotive paint for vans, trucks, and RVs. A few of my murals have taken a greater part of a year each to complete: Old Palomar Medical Center, 2 at this location, Chicano Park, San Diego, with the tallest at 7 stories. I would say my greatest accomplishment is the Arts for Healing program I created for our local hospitals, Palomar and Pomerado, 10 years ago and stil running, Not far behind is the opportunity I’ve had with young students in elementary and high schools, teaching them the processes of mural artistry. What a great joy they have been. I am most inspired by the spirit of creation. We are far more than our bodies; a lesson that I am continually learning.



“Chu’el Plaza” my current piece , incorporates this Mayan belief . Our ancestors, grandparent, guardians, healers, and teachers pave the way for spirits’, visible and non visible, continual expression of unfolding life.

16’x8’. Mixed media. Acrylic, glass, copper leaf.

 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.