Esco Alley Art
Sophia Pappas
Stop and Smell the Roses

My painting represents the Grim Reaper on his way to collect souls. As he does so he is struck by the beauty around him and stops to admire it.

On a deeper level, the painting really is to remind me to stop and smell the roses; to appreciate the beauty in the little things, especially in the seasons of our lives when it seems like there is only darkness and “grim-ness”.

I hope when people look at this painting, they are reminded that there is beauty in every moment and situation, sometimes you just need to slow down and appreciate it.

 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.