Oceanside Art & Culture
Oceanside’s makeup goes far beyond just beautiful sandy beaches! O’side is an inventive town whose community thrives on a unique combination of creativity and flair. This inherent creativity that seems to exist in the hearts of O’siders everywhere, combined with the love for the arts, has propelled Oceanside into being one of fourteen state-recognized cultural districts as defined by the California Arts Council. As you explore Oceanside, you’ll discover a collection of culturally significant landmarks throughout each neighborhood.
A few popular places to experience during your stay include the Oceanside Museum of Art, showcasing new and exciting art exhibitions, the California Surf Museum, exhibiting an impressive collection of surf memorabilia, as well as Star Theatre Company and Sunshine Brooks Theater, staple performing arts venues in Oceanside. You can even experience a blast from California’s past by visiting Mission San Luis Rey, or learn more about the city’s natural landscape at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center.
The manifestation of this strong creative foundation built by our local Oceanside art institutions, talented local artists, and supportive local community culminates in the stunning and vibrant murals painted up and down Oceanside’s downtown streets.
Click here for a map of local Oceanside murals.