Sunday, September 30, 2018


Lake Elsinore Community Garden
Friday, September 28, 2018 we finished Phase One of STUDIO 395  the Community Garden at Rosetta Canyon.  We installed ceramic flowers, leafs, etc created by volunteers.  

Phase Two: Plans include more smaller green leafs.  We had a few break so some do-overs are in process 

More information about the community garden is available at the City of Lake Elsinore web site, the link is listed below

Garden address: 39423 Ardenwood Way, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Thank you to our Community Garden Collaborative Members, our sponsors and all of the organizations involved for their time and effort in the success of starting the City’s first, official community garden.  


39423 Ardenwood Way, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Learn to Sew @ Lakeland Village Community Center (VOG)

Sunday, OCTOBER 7TH , 2018 3:00 TO 5:00 


QUESTIONS CALL (951) 471-4407 

In this class we will offer 3 sewing stations: 
    1. Sewing Machine - learn basic equipment, how to thread a machine, how to make a bobbin, and how to sew a straight line for your pillow you will take home.
    2. Patterns, Fabric, and Thread - learn to select the proper fabric/thread for a project, and layout and cut a pattern.
    3. Hand Sewing - learn a few stitches, how to sew a buttonhole, and start sewing your teddy bear project which you can complete at home. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Artists Wanted for Upcoming Events

Contact if interested: 951-471-4407

Dia De Los Muertos - Lake Elsinore Oct. 27, 2018

In keeping with its mission of integrating arts and culture on Main Street, the nonprofit artists’ cooperative STUDIO 395, in a partnership with the city of Lake Elsinore, will stage its annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration from 1 pm to 6 pm, Saturday, Oct. 27.

“It’s definitely one of our signature events,” STUDIO 395 co-founder Grace Sandlin said. “We want to attract more foot traffic downtown, involve more downtown residents, and get the artists involved.”

Sandlin now serves as the Lake Elsinore Downtown Merchants Association’s board president, which illustrates the extent to which the arts group has become a player on Main Street.  The DMA is a coalition of concerns promoting commerce in the Lake Elsinore Downtown Historical District.

When STUDIO 395 initiated a Dia de Los Muertos fiesta in the group’s early years, it was a relatively modest affair occupying a few street corners.  The holiday, on which families pay tribute to deceased relatives, has grown widely in the U.S. in areas populated by Mexican descendants.

The success of STUDIO 395’s early Dia de Los Muertos efforts led the city to get involved as co-sponsor. The event burgeoned in offerings and popularity, said organizer Rebecca Esquibel, owner of La Rebelde Winery and CEO of STUDIO 395.

“I think the value is for it to be a bridge to allow the local community to understand some things about the Hispanic community and their focus on family,” Esquibel said. “That’s the whole purpose: to give an opportunity to the community to come together at a positive and entertaining event.”

A few thousand people are expected to attend the gathering, which will feature up to 50 vendors providing food, beverages, arts and crafts, and recreational activities. Live music and dance will occur throughout.  Many features will harmonize with the party’s theme, such as altars, sugar skulls, mariachis and Ballet Folklorico.

The event will be staged at City Park on Main between Limited and Library streets. Sections of Main and the side streets will be shut down to accommodate festivities.

An innovative addition orchestrated by the city will be a Go Human project, in which bicycles paths will be established around City Park on Main and Limited. The goal is to encourage visitors to use their bikes as transport to and from the happening.

The Southern California Association of Governments is funding the project, which will include a bicycle parade, a bike valet parking area, and vendors promoting non-motorized transportation.

Aside from vendor wares and food, the gala admittance and entertainment is free of charge.  The group also tries to keep the vendors to those that sell handmade or theme related items only. 

“We do this event for the cultural and artistic experience it brings to the local residents,” Esquibel said. “This is not a fundraiser. It’s a community event that we want to keep free to access.”

Information on STUDIO 395 and its events is available at The Lake Elsinore Downtown Merchants Association posts updates on its Facebook page.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Polaris Fall Recital - September 6, 2018

New Dance Class at the VOG!!

Grace Kunkle Dance - Saturdays - age 6 and up - $25 per month

Beginning Stretch/Arco 10am to 10:50am & 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Focuses on various stretches and acro skills including forward/backward rolls,, cartwheels, backbends and handstands

Beginning Jazz - 11am to 11:50am
Basic Jazz technique, including kicks, tilts, leaps and pirouettes.