Saturday, August 29, 2020

 UPDATE:  Our Call for Artwork All Things Autumn II deadline has been extended to Friday, September 4th.  We will be putting the art submissions into a slideshow format to create a virtual art gallery.  This slideshow will be posted on our websites and social media beginning Monday, September 7th through October 31st.  If you have any questions, please respond to this posting or leave a message at (951) 471-4407.

There is no fee to participate.  Photos of your 2-D and 3-D artwork will be accepted from August 17 through September 4th.  Please submit up to three JPEGS of your work to

Saturday, March 14, 2020

VOG - Lakeland Village Community Center Closure Beginning Monday March 16, 2020

Lakeland Village Community Center Closure     March 16, 2020

Lakeland Village on Grand Community Center Teachers and Organization Contacts:

Based on guidance issued by the Department of Public Health for Riverside County for the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closing the Lakeland Village Community Center as of Monday, March 16 through, at least, March 31 to attempt to diminish the risk of transmission in our community.   We expect that we will be issued further guidance towards the end of the month on how to proceed into April.

This is disappointing to us because we take very seriously our role as a gathering spot in our community, but we also realize this is a unique situation and the safety of our patrons, your students and event attendees has to be the priority at this point.

In general, we will be looking at issuing credit of 2 weeks to students and to our renters for March.  We intend to have staff at our center from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday during this closure so please feel free to call us at 951-471-4407 if you have any questions.  If you require space for a couple of hours this week to meet with your board or are considering something like filming your meeting messages/church services, etc. for distribution to your group, we may be able to give you access to a room to do that. 

I attach two documents from Riverside County that detail both their orders and guidance so you can speak to your attendees about the reasoning behind the shutdown.  We are hopeful that everyone is taking appropriate cautions during this timeframe and that we will be back to our regular schedule as of April.  Of course, we will update you as we get more information or if anything changes. 

Thank you for your understanding and, again, if you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa or myself at the center during business hours. 

 Rebecca R. Esquibel
Chief Executive Officer

STUDIO 395 Foundation, Inc.


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Immersive Art Experience Meeting January 21, 2020

Hello Artist and Art Supporters,
RE: STUDIO 395 Live,

 Meeting JANUARY 21, 2020 at 6pm at The Village on Grand.

 First and most important we need to thank you all for the invaluable contributions, donations and encouragement that has been offered throughout 2019.

It was March 6, 2019 when we all met to view Meow Wolf.  Since then we have obtained a 6,000 square foot space at the LE Outlet Mall.  Inside we created a 4,000 sq.ft. immersive artistic experience, with the beginnings of a cafĂ© and unique gift shop.   The Outlet Mall has agreed to let us use this space through 2020.
The Elf University, our winter show, was our 3rd interactive event;
April 6 Rabbit Queen
August 24 Catrina Ball with interactive afterlife experience
Dec 6 - 24  Elf U our largest immersive experience this year

We are gathering to let everyone know about the upcoming “Galactic Embassy” and would like to hear you thoughts and ideas about uses for this space.
Target dates for opening;
Easter Week – March 15 – 20 celebrate the Super Bloom
Summer Event – June 6 – August Galactic Embassy

Art enhances everything!