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This art center is located within buildings designed for the California Pacific International Exposition. Constructed in 1935 to resemble a village in Spain, these buildings were later used by artists in the Great Depression and were used to house soldiers during World War II. The village is now home to local artists and craftspeople who display and sell their work to visitors. The village also hosts art classes and special events. The artisan studios are open daily.


  • Over 200 artisans and crafts people operate out of the studios.
  • The complex dates back to the 1930s when it was designed to appear like a Spanish village.
About the Spanish Village Art Center. Official website of the Spanish Village Art Center. Accessed July 21, 2017. http://spanishvillageart.com/about/.