Pacific View Arts Center classes and workshops begin August 13!

The Pacific View Arts Center campus is still being readied tor its mid-August debut.

The Pacific View Arts Center will at last open its doors to the public for a wide array of classes and workshops that are accepting reservations now.

Class offerings will include a variety of subjects: performing arts, dance, singing, songwriting, drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, sculpture, writing, and sewing. Additional classes are slated be added as the center’s hours increase.

The city’s information page is here, the online registration portal with class titles and detailed info is here, and information about becoming a teaching artist is here.

Just over a decade has passed since the City of Encinitas purchased the shuttered Pacific View Elementary School from the Encinitas Union School District in a last-minute bid before the property came up for auction. The purchase was buoyed by immense public demand, and dozens of Encinitas residents worked to make the facility come back to life after its closure in 2003.

Hopes for the revitalization of the mid-century facility had risen and fallen over the years, but the blufftop campus’ fortunes turned when the city decided to fund the project after private efforts didn’t succeed.

A Grand Opening event will be announced. The Coast News story on the Pacific View Arts Center opening is here.

The Pacific View Arts Center as seen from a drone over the beach.