Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Xavier Dionne
Sometimes It's Like This

Old, worn and with a lot of love.

Sometimes it’s like this.

You are upside down.

Tell me a story.


From the artist:

I am learning how to express my feelings. It is a daily challenge for me because of my autism. This particular art piece shares a bit about my last few months. Art and painting has provided a safe and creative way for me to speak without using many words, especially during difficult moments. Sometimes it’s like this, and art is something helpful for me.

I feel proud for the opportunities, and the personal challenge that this mural has provided me. A few times during my creative and painting process, I would stop and get my face close to the mural surface and say “hi” and “I like you.” This provided moments of gratitude, the strength to keep on even on days that were full of personal challenges, because sometimes it’s like this. I am learning it’s ok.


8×8 acrylic paint on aluminum composite panels

 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.