Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation announced on Friday that it is retiring Oceanside Days of Arts in its current format.
The OCAF Executive Board voted unanimously to reformat ODA from its current two-day event in April to a series of smaller events spaced throughout the entire year. This will reflect the exciting changes occurring in the Oceanside arts community.
Oceanside Days of Art came about as a result of an OpEd in the Oceanside local paper which stated that Oceanside was a “…cultural wasteland.” City leaders Dr. Keith Broman, Carol and Randy Mitchell and Eli Sanchez decided to prove this incorrect. After two years of planning and meetings the first Oceanside Day of Art was held in and around the Oceanside Civic Center on Saturday, April 24, 1993. It was a juried fine arts festival celebrating both the visual and performing arts and artists in Oceanside and the surrounding communities. It was so successful that within 3 years it became the two-day event, and for 26 years OCAF continued presenting its fine arts festival in April.
Oceanside Days of Art will not be the large once-a-year event it has been historically. However, through the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, it will continue on a more frequent, smaller scale, to promote and support the fine arts, both visual and performing. It will continue to provide appropriate venues to celebrate student, avocational and professional artists.
OCAF will be introducing its first new ODA event in the near future.
For further information about Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and its events and activities visit www.ocaf.info