Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Mensah Bey
Ajency Art Studios
IG: @mbeyarts
FB: @mbeyarts
Ajent Guiders of the Future

My work explores the juxtaposition between physical and virtual reality via the use of social media. Influences are from Afro-surreal and abstract expressionism in which new worlds are navigated as chronological tales. Raised in a sub-culture of the African-American experience, I often found solace in observance and imagination. Whereas my teachings in the Moorish Science Temple of America instilled pride in my people, the larger society often demonized our experiences. I choose Asiatic subjects as visual affirmations, promising an empowered experience in the future.

Symbolisms are overlaid and personified through figurative subjects. Spirits take form in an evolutionary subconscious, enabling tethered minds to roam freely, yet stay grounded in the world of manifest.



Bey is a native of Richmond, VA now residing in San Diego. He received his Bachelor’s of Art in Graphic Design from Hampton University and his Master’s of Fine Art in Visual Studies from Norfolk State University. Bey has exhibited nationally with highlights in Los Angeles, New York, and San Diego. He has participated in a number of residencies and served on various art committees in Virginia. As an artist and educator, Bey encourages creatives to master process as a way to awaken environment-shifting epiphanic ideas.


 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.