Thursday, August 18, 2016


#1:  3rd Saturday will be held at a new location!!

#2.  Doors of Lake Elsinore

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Give us a call to set up pick-up or delivery of a door (or doors): 951-506-3606


After much thought and discussion, we have determined that STUDIO 395 will NOT be organizing the Dia De Los Muertos Celebration in 2016. There are a number of reasons why but ultimately it comes down to this: we have just recently committed to a larger, long-term project, the ARTist Detour and ARTcademy here in Lake Elsinore and as we consider our needs in terms of human and financial resources needed to kick-off that project successfully over the next 90 days, we recognize that trying to also put on our DOD event might compromise one or the other. That isn't acceptable to us. The Detour project is a large part of the Mission and Vision of STUDIO 395 as it is a means to addressing the long-term needs our culturally underserved community, and it is cornerstone to revitalization of our historic downtown. For those reasons, it must be our priority.

We love the DOD celebration and it is our intention to pick it up again in 2017 but with the Detour location at the end of Main Street across from the City Park as the center of activity for that event. We definitely will feel the loss because we know the community loves the celebration and was well on the way to becoming a signature event for our city. We are still committed to making that happen but we know we need to spend the remainder of 2016 getting the ARTist Detour ready for workshops, art creation and sales and community events. We are very excited about this project and appreciate the City Council's and the National Endowment for the Arts' commitment to our vision to this creative placemaking location.
Thank you for your continued support of STUDIO 395. While this cancellation is a disappointment, more good things are coming!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Artists hope to open 'doors' with colony - Press Enterprise

Artists hope to open 'doors' with colony - Press Enterprise (click to read more).


Studio 395 co-founder Grace Sandlin shows off the first project of recycled doors with creative designs that will be displayed around the new Studio 395 location in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, July 27. Artists with Studio 395 -- with the help of the city of Lake Elsinore -- are planning to create an artists' village at the south end of Main Street named Artist Detour. It will be modeled after Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival


What: A proposed artists' village and venue for cultural events
Who: Lake Elsinore-based artists' cooperative Studio 395 is doing the project in conjunction with the city
Where: 1-acre lot South Main and Library streets
When: Partial opening targeted for early December
Info: 951-506-3606 or