Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Scotty Phanhthilath
IG: @scxtty.ftw
The Hidden Portal

Born and raised in San Diego, I grew up around skateboard culture, graffiti art, and an urban lifestyle. I’m a tattoo artist full time and an all-around artist as well. I’m also a father and a husband: there are other humans that I support and take care of, that also take care of me. As a tattoo artist, I’m used to thinking about the living, breathing being in front of me who has feelings and opinions. But this mural is its own thing, all me.

The “E” in the middle of the painting is there to represent both Escondido and Ecstasy. For me, the painting follows a flow and pleases the eyes. It’s what my brain is thinking about in the moment, checked out of reality and invested in the piece. I block out the life around me and let my painting consume me. In this piece, I used the colors black, white, and gold: black because it is always my background, white to present a strong contrast, and gold to complement the red bricks of the alley. I wanted to make this painting something that the viewer would get sucked into, that if he were to walk away and come back, he would find something different.

 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.