Thursday, October 12, 2017

Art & Music Festival | Call for Artists | Rod Run

Call for Chalk Artists: Patriots Chalk Walk, now in its fifth year, adds yet another dimension to the hugely popular Field of Honor.
Artists are asked to paint patriotic images on a ribbon of concrete that surrounds the Field.
Click HERE for more info.  Click HERE to Register.
Application deadline is 10/25/17

Friday, October 6, 2017


Also at the 
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
held at 
Lake Elsinore City Park
Saturday October 28th from 1 - 7 pm.

Friday, September 29, 2017

More Fun Things To Do, Check It Out!!

Murrieta Rotary Club's Veteran's week activities is a chalk art event

Part of the Murrieta Rotary Club's Veteran's week activities is a chalk art event starting:

SaturdayNov 4
7:30 A.M. – Run Forrest Run 5K fun run registration opens for 9 a.m. start 
9:00 A.M. – Patriots Chalk Walk painting begins and runs until dusk
10:00 A.M. – Opening ceremonies for the Field of Honor
10 A.M. to 2 P.M. – Military Family Resources Expo, Paul Mitchell School Cut-a-thon, Patriot Band plays
9 A.M. – 4 P.M – Chalk art painting continues 

It's at the Field of Honor site in Murrieta and is just fabulous. Just wondering if anyone in Studio 395 would be interested in participating. Here's the link to the info:

Yours in Service,


Rick Morsch P.E.
Morsch Engineering Co.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Complimentary tickets to our first Community Theater performance

Hello to all our local arts and cultural supporters,

STUDIO 395, Village on Grand and Ivy Players would like to offer you complimentary tickets to our first Community Theater performance.
The season opens with Heathers the Musical.
Warning: Heathers the Musical is hysterical, irreverent and contains crude adult humor, language and Situations. Recommended age of audience member is 16 and older.
Please call the Village 951 471 4407 to reserve your tickets at will call.
Performances run thru the month of September.
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00pm
Thanks for the support

There are advertisment opportunities in the program still available.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


This Saturday, August 19 there will be free dance lessons behind La Rebelde Winery with Bill Pitts.  There will be beer and wine available for sale along with Los Aguacateros Taco Man with authentic Mexican food.  Bring a camp chair to listen to the music and to rest between dances!! Starts at 6 pm.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Call for Artists: Dorland September Exhibit

Dear Associate Artists and Friends,
We are happy to announce that the Gallery at the Merc in Old Town Temecula will be the venue for Dorland's upcoming art exhibit, "Dorland at the Merc" during the month of September 2017.
Current Associate Artist membership is required to take part in the exhibit. You can renew or join the program by sending an email to or by visiting our website
Note: If you are a musician or writer and would like to participate in the Reception Program on Friday, September 1, from 6-9pm, please email us at You don't have to be a member to participate in the program.
See details below for information and instructions for entering the show. 
Entry Instructions
To Enter: Email Dorland Events Coordinator, Lanie Galceran at Please include 4 or more images (jury panel will select from submissions) with titles, media, and prices. If you showed at the Merc in 2016, please submit work not shown last year. (You may show some of the work shown this year at the Brandon.)
If you are unable to send photos via email, you may bring 5 art pieces on intake day and the panel will choose 3-4 pieces as space allows, but still send a list of submissions with titles, media, and prices.
Exhibit Location: Gallery at the Merc
42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590; 1-866-OLD-TOWN (1-866-653-8696)
Cost: There is no charge to exhibit.
Artwork: All media.
  • A maximum of 3-4 wall or 3D pieces will be selected by the jury panel.
  • Framed work must have wire on the back for hanging (no saw-tooth.) Unframed work must be painted on all edges.
  • Work must be marked on the back with title, media, artist name, phone number, and price.
Maximum Size on 2D: No larger than 30” in any direction (plexiglass on art over 24” any direction)  
Maximum Weight on 3D: 20 lb
Sales: Will be handled by the artist on an individual basis. There is no commission.
Additional Artwork: On the evening of the reception, artists may also bring 5-15 matted and wrapped works and artisans may bring more pieces for sale. Bring a small table or bin for display.
Important Dates
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – 24, 2017
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 25
Notification: Tuesday, August 29
Intake: Thursday, August 319 - 10am with hanging from 11-2 pm 
(Note: Let us know if you can help us hang on Thursday at 11am.) 
Reception and Program: Friday, September 1,  6 – 9 pm
Pick-up: Monday, September 25 from 10 - 11 am.
We hope that you will be able to be part of "Dorland at the Merc." Please let us know if you have any questions.

Friday, July 28, 2017

VAPA Summer Camp - Just Too Much Fun!!!

Here are a few photos from this week's VAPA Summer Camp held at the Village on Grand - Lakeland Village Community Center.  More photos will be shared as they come in.

Ceramics Fun


 More Ceramics Fun

 More Ceramics Fun

 Lifesize Paper Dolls!


Lifesize Paper Dolls!

More Fun Times - LE Thunder and the Happy Campers!!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reminders of Some Local Events Coming Up May, June & More. . .

Next Art on Main June 8th and continues (weather permitting) every second Thursday

Upcoming events Downtown

  • June-24 Car Cruise 
  • July-29 Car Cruise 
  • August-26 Car Cruise 
  • September-30 TBA Car Cruise 

Additional Downtown Lake Elsinore events 

  • May 20th Day of Mind and Body Healing City Park 
  • Oct 28 Day of the Dead STUDIO 395 and City of Lake Elsinore 
  • TBA Nov Grand Prix Historic Downtown motorcycle races 
  • Dec 2 Winterfest - Holiday parade, snow, etc 

The Village on Grand - Lakeland Village Community Center

  • May 13th 7am garage sale sponsored by the Wine Town Rollers (roller derby gals) 
  • May 27th 8am car wash sponsored by the Wine Town Rollers 

Additional art events reservations required.

  • May 13th Free Art at La Rebelde Winery Photo transfer to wood 
  • May 26th Adult Finger Painting with Wine, 6pm La Rebelde (Fee) 
  • June 18th Free Art at la Rebelde Winery Leather stamping

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our Organization is Growing!!!

Please join us in welcoming 2 more advisers to the Studio 395 board:

Heath Thomas and Travis Finnern!!  We look forward to their input and expertise!!

Exciting press on the Village on Grand!  Take a look, there is an awesome set of photos of the various activities at the Lakeland Village Community Center headed by Studio 395 Foundation, click the link below to see more:

Sunday, April 9, 2017

We need your help. . .

This is a last minute shout out for some volunteers who might be able to do some Clean Extreme project pre-work today (Sunday April 9) any time from 9 am to 6 pm!! 

STUDIO 395 needs your help to do some simple set up painting (stenciling from a defined pattern) along the wall on Collier across from the Outlet Mall so that the design is ready for the city-wide project on April 22nd. 

Please come out and assist. Meet up with Grace Sandlin anytime during the day. Adults only please. Thanks!!

Collier across from the Outlet Mall

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Basic Maker's Classes ~ What, When, Where??

Maker’s Basics Sessions
If you are interested in any of these classes please send an email to 
Please provide your full name, email address, phone number and the class you are interested.
All participants must be 14 years or older (minors [under 18] must be accompanied by an adult).
The Village On Grand will be hosting a series of basic vocational skills training classes that are necessary for the creation of Maker’s Art pieces such as furniture, fixtures and sculpture. Maker’s work is sometimes referred to as industrial, relic revival, shabby chic, upcycling, etc. and usually incorporates antique pieces, reproductions or are just finished to look vintage.
Jason Chacon, a local Maker and board member with STUDIO 395, will lead these small sessions in his shop at the Village. We are currently signing up an interest list for each of the following classes. Once a group has been compiled, Jason will schedule the date and time (usually to be held weekday evenings).
What is a Maker? Per Wikipedia: "Maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing (active learning) in a social environment. Maker culture emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment. Maker culture encourages novel applications of technologies, and the exploration of intersections between traditionally separate domains and ways of working including metal-working, calligraphy, film making, and computer programming. Community interaction and knowledge sharing are often mediated through networked technologies, with websites and social media tools forming the basis of knowledge repositories and a central channel for information sharing and exchange of ideas, and focused through social meetings in shared spaces such as hackspaces. Maker culture has attracted the interest of educators concerned about students’ disengagement from STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in formal educational settings. Maker culture is seen as having the potential to contribute to a more participatory approach and create new pathways into topics that will make them more alive and relevant to learners."

Image Transfer to Wood
The process of transferring any image onto wood.  This class teaches the process from beginning to end with complete instructions on preparation and materials needed.
    Class info
    • All material provided
    • Images provided
    • Class is 2 to 3 hours
    • $18 per person; a max of 5 people per session

Basic Drill Use
This class teaches basic skills in proper drill use and safety.
    Class info
    • The difference and purpose of all types of drills
    • Wood split
    • Proper use of each drill
    • Covers most commonly used bits along with their descriptions and uses
    • Different types of screws and fasteners
    • All tools and materials provided
    • Class is 2 to 3 hours
    • $10 per person; a max of 5 people per session
Furniture Painting Techniques
This class will teach different techniques and processes to use when painting furniture.
    Class info
    • Different types of paint
    • Brush painting and types of brushes
    • Crackle painting
    • Distressed painting "light and heavy"
    • Chippy paint
    • Amateur bloche
    • Pre-prep for all paint
    • Spray can stretch
    • All tools and material provided
    • Class is 2 to 3 hours
    • $10 per person; a max of 5 people per session
Furniture Painting Spray Gun
This class teaches basic skills on proper spray gun use on furniture pieces.
    Class info
    • Spray can prep
    • Spray can function
    • Hands on spraying
    • Spray gun cleaning
    • All tools and material provided
    • Class is 2 to 3 hours
    • $10 per person; a max of 5 people per session
Chandelier and Lamp Wiring
This class covers basic electrical wiring on lighting fixtures.
    Class info
    • Basic electrical instruction
    • Fixture prep
    • Wiring caps, crimps and heat shrink
    • Bulb socket assembly
    • All tools and material provided
    • Class is 2 hours
    • $15 per person; a max of 5 people per session
Mig Welding (non-certification)
This class teaches a simplified version of the basics of proper mig welding techniques.
    Class info
    • Differences in welders
    • Differences in types of welding
    • Different types of metal and the best applications
    • Set up
    • Metal prep
    • All tools and material provided
    • Class is 2 to 3 hours
    • $25 per person; this is one-on-one instruction only 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MAC - Calling All Local Artists!

Earth Day 2017

2nd Annual Earth Day Art & Music Festival

Presented by Murrieta Arts Council & Waterwise Designs

Saturday | April 22 | 10am – 4pm

41034 Elm Street, Murrieta, CA 92562

Vendor Applications are being accepted for our upcoming Earth Day Art & Music Festival in Murrieta!
Cost for a 10×10 vendor space is $25.  Resale or Business license NOT required.
The Art & Music Festival will be a FREE community event.  Visitors to Waterwise Designs (event location) will be delighted by the inspiring grounds, art & music!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Canyon Lake Art Association Annual Art Show

Canyon Lake Art Association

Canyon Lake Art Association Annual Art Show will be at the Canyon  Lake Country Club on Sunday, May 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Many local artists will be showing their work and some will be for sale.   There will also be basket raffles and a silent auction. This is our biggest fund raiser for the year. Public is welcome at no charge. Awards for the top three Canyon Lake School Junior and Seniors will be given at 1:00 p.m. at the Art Show.

Canyon Lake Art Association is sponsoring an art contest for Canyon Lake Junior and Senior students. Any medium is acceptable but it must be finished and framed. They are to be brought to the Senior Center on April 25th between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Deadline for registration will be announced. The top three winners will be called and they will receive their cash awards at 1:00 p.m. during the Art Show at the Country Club.. Call Barbara Perryman (951-244-3639) for additional information and to register.

Lakeland Village Community Plan Meeting March 22nd