Our Mission is to strengthen and enrich our community as a cultural destination through the power of the arts.

The EAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts agency established in December 1995. The Escondido Arts Partnership Gallery provides a destination for visitors in downtown Escondido and is home to over 400 local artists. We offer free ongoing arts education, monthly exhibitions with free entry, and performance space. The venue is in a historically registered main street building close to public transportation.
The Escondido Arts Partnership is a free community space where all ages can learn about art and community issues through creative expression and hands-on activities. We  focus on programs that engage the public in an environment where they can explore their artistic visions. Monthly themed exhibitions like Art & Science, Emerging Artists Student Exhibition, Fiber Arts, Recycled Art, “Wood: a Furniture Show” and more, challenge regional artists to create new work to be viewed. The EAP’s programs support an environment of creativity and communication, and in this way, we secure artistic excellence now and for our future.
We operate the California State Certified Escondido Farmers’ Market. This weekly event promotes the farms of our agricultural region as well as the local artisans and cottage industry purveyors. Engaging with our community at the market builds connections and creates hope for our town’s economy. We encourage supporting local agriculture, businesses and the arts to cultivate a healthy and sustainable future. When we all work together, we do our best work. 
As we border with Mexico, and being a military town San Diego is one of the most racially diverse regions in the United States of America. By our very nature as an art venue for local artists, our practices and principles actively encourage and value engagement by any race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. We want to ensure we get enough artistic vision and input to amplify the voices, ideas, and solutions of people from the most vulnerable communities. In order to do this successfully, we recognize that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice must be core values of our organization. Art events by regional artists can create a deliberate dialogue about public issues concerning inclusion.

See Times Advocate article by Kevin Svetich 

See EAPEMG youtube channel 

See art films on the ArtStream you tube channel

See more videos here

and  Victor Minces’  Science of Music, Art of Sound event 

Escondido Arts PartnershipBoard of Directors

  • Gail Eason – Chair
  • Robert O’Sullivan – Vice Chair
  • Petey Dietz – Secretary 
  • Jan Bourgeois
  • Veronica Anderson-Cain
  • Carol Mansfield
  • Brenda Townsend
  • Michael Woodward

Chrisanne Moats – Executive  Director
Katie Werner– Gallery Manager

The concept of a Municipal Gallery evolved out of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Arts, started by then Mayor Jerry Harmon in 1993. Later the same core group worked with then Escondido Mayor Sid Hollins to create the Escondido Arts Partnership on December 13, 1996, and the Escondido City Council to fund the EAP on June 18, 1997, thereby ensuring a permanent exhibition space for our local artists. Since 2011 the Escondido Arts Partnership has been independent from any funding from the City of Escondido , yet we continue to maintain our integrity and passion for the arts in San Diego as a home to hundreds of artists from throughout the county.
From the beaches to Borrego, from Bonsall  to the border and beyond!