Open Your Hearts 2020

Open Your Hearts 2020

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NCAN Presents:
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts
** Home Is Where the Art Is **
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Brought to you by the
City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Grant

The North County Arts Network is excited to announce the 2020 promotion of arts and culture covering all of North County, east to west and north to south. October’s Open Your Hearts to North County Arts (OYH) is an annual, month-long campaign in coordination with National Arts and Humanities month. This year, NCAN promotes visual and performing artists that are hosting virtual events and broadcasting them using online platforms bringing the art to you, thus “Home Is Where the Art Is…”

Our goal is to build greater public awareness and community support for the arts created within and provided to North County San Diego in the following ways:

Here are some of the virtual and socially distant Arts and Culture Events happening in October:

One Night Only:

OMA Live: Renewed, Refreshed, Reopened
October 1 | Oceanside Museum of Art

Raja Feather Kelly:  Honest Reactions to Imaginary Situations
October 1 | CSUSM

Drive-In: The Codependent Tour With Whitney Cummings & Taylor Tomlinson
October 2 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

MoMM@Home: Lee Anderton, Innovation in the Music Store
October 2 | Museum of Making Music

Workshop: Wheel Throwing (Wipe Off That Dusty Wheel!)
October 2 | Lux Art Institute

Drive-In: “West Side Story”
October 3 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Drive-In: Birds of Chicago Live!
October 4 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Letters Aloud presents All Our Best: Perseverance in Times of Struggle
October 8 | City of Carlsbad

Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles
October 8 | Friends of the Carlsbad Library

October 8 | Moonlight Amphitheatre

MoMM@Home: The Accordion with Jamie Maschler and Gabe Hall-Rodrigues
October 9 | Museum of Making Music

Cosmo Whyte Studio Series
October 9 | Lux Art Institute

Drive-In: “The Princess Bride”
October 9 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Disney’s Hocus Pocus
October 9 | Moonlight Amphitheatre

Chris Janson | Adam Doleac Live In Concert
October 9 | Concerts in Your Car

Normalize Radical:
Open Gallery Hours w/ Artist Johnny Nguyen

October 10 | The Hill Street Country Club

Drive-In: “Jurassic Park” Encore
October 10 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Workshop: Raku
October 10 | Lux Art Institute

Free Cyanotype Workshop w/ Alejandro Arreguin Villegas
October 10 | The Hill Street Country Club

Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 10 | Moonlight Amphitheatre

Slightly Stoopid Live In Concert
October 10 | Concerts in Your Car

Drive-In: Jazz Night, Richard Elliot AND Rick Braun With Special Guest Darryl Williams
October 11 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Disinformation & Democracy: Social Media and Elections Around the Globe
October 12 | CSUSM

‘Dance American’
Film Screening by DISCO RIOT – Facebook Live with Artist Interview + Discussion w/ Zaquia Mahler Salinas and Participating Artist Alyssa Junious

October 13 | The Hill Street Country Club

Virtual Craft + Sip
October 13 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Taste Of Art: Reinventing Fiber Arts
October 15 | Oceanside Museum of Art

Drive-In: “Labyrinth”
October 15 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Virtual Concert Featuring Pipe Dream
October 15 | Friends of the Carlsbad Library

Online Kids Art Class with Studio ACE – Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin
October 15 | Oceanside Public Library and Studio ACE

MoMM@Home: Grace Kelly—Elevating the Saxophone; Igniting the Stage
October 16 | Museum of Making Music

Lux After Dark: Drive-Thru Art Experience
October 16 | Lux Art Institute

Third Eye Blind Live In Concert
October 16 | Concerts in Your Car

Cyanotype & Nature
October 17 | Lux Art Institute

Drive-In: Runaway June, With Special Guest Brennely Brown
October 17 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Lux After Dark: Virtual Fundraiser Event
October 17 | Lux Art Institute

Tower of Power Live In Concert
October 17 | Concerts in Your Car

Oceanside Culture Festival
October 17 – 18 | Ten Pints Entertainment

Online Teen Art Class with Studio ACE – Yayoi Kusama
October 19 | Oceanside Public Library and Studio ACE

Crafts with Grace
October 20 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Letters from Our Elders – Documentary film screening focusing on immigration
October 21 | CSUSM

Drive-In: “Hocus Pocus”
October 23 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

MoMM@Home: Larry Groupé—Composing and Orchestration for Movies and More
October 23 | Museum of Making Music

Drive-In: Iliza Shlesinger Tailgate Tour
October 24 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

The Beach Boys W/Special Guest John Stamos Live In Concert
October 24 | Concerts in Your Car

Sublime with Rome Live In Concert
October 25 | Concerts in Your Car

Virtual Artist Talk: Ron McCurdy and The Langston Hughes Project
October 27 | City of Carlsbad

Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took On the Supreme Court
October 28 | CSUSM

Artist Talk with Wu Man
October 29 | City of Carlsbad

MoMM@Home: Cindy Cashdollar—Lap Steel Guitar
October 30 | Museum of Making Music

Halloween Weekend Drive-In: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Live & On Screen!
October 30 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Halloween Night Drive-In: “Coco”
October 31 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Night of the Living Art: An Art After Dark Fashion Extravaganza
October 31 | Oceanside Museum of Art

All Month Long:

2020 Online Introduction to Instruments
Poway OnStage

Abstraction in Symmetry
California Surf Museum

Allan Morrow: After Fires
Oceanside Museum of Art

La Jolla Playhouse

Art Apart Series
Oceanside Museum of Art

Art History Lecture Series
Studio ACE

Artist-in-Residence Cosmo Whyte
Lux Art Institute

Exploring Engagement
Oceanside Museum of Art

Four Visions: A Celebration of the Year of the Woman
William D. Cannon Art Gallery

Gifted: Collecting The Art of California At Gardena High School, 1919-1956
Oceanside Museum of Art

Isolation Inspirations
Oceanside Museum of Art

Live Stream Lectures with Robin Douglas
Oceanside Museum of Art

Museum of Making Music

Normalize Radical: Johnny Nguyen
The Hill Street Country Club

Pamela Earnshaw Kelly: Witness
Oceanside Museum of Art

Permanent Exhibitions
California Surf Museum

La Jolla Playhouse

Regional Artist Beliz Iristay
Lux Art Institute

Small Talk with OMA
Oceanside Museum of Art

Southern California Contemporary Quilts
Oceanside Museum of Art

STEAMworks Virtual
City of Carlsbad

The Society of Wonder
La Jolla Playhouse

The Totally Fake Latino News With Culture Clash
La Jolla Playhouse

The World of Frida
California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Virtual Studio Visits
Oceanside Museum of Art

Walks of Life
La Jolla Playhouse

You Are Here
La Jolla Playhouse

Limited Run Events:

Watercolor Techniques
Mondays | Studio ACE

Virtual Tween Scene
Mondays October 5, 19, 26 | City of Carlsbad

All About Art for Kids: Fall Fun
Wednesdays | Studio ACE

All About Art for Teens: Celebrations of Fall
Wednesdays | Studio ACE

Art Exploration
Thursdays | Studio ACE

Art History Lecture Series: Frida Kahlo/Surrealism or Diego Rivera/Muralism
Thursdays October 8, 22 | Studio ACE

Honoring Our Veterans
October 1 – October 26 | San Dieguito Art Guild

Necessary Sacrifices
October 1 – October 11 | North Coast Repertory Theatre

Sonia de los Santos Virtual Field Trip
October 1 – October 16 | Poway OnStage

California Fiber Arts, Figuratively
October 4 – October 31 | Front Porch Gallery

Museum Wine Wednesday
Wednesdays starting October 7 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Two-Day Workshop: A Photographic Eye—The Art Of Precisionism And Charles Sheeler
October 12 and 14 | Oceanside Museum of Art

Lux After Dark: Digital Auction!
October 14 – 19 | Lux Art Institute

En Casa con Sonia with Sonia de los Santos
October 14 – 19 | City of Carlsbad

Wild Abandon in Sketching and Watercolor | Jill Badonsky
Thursdays starting October 15 | La Jolla Athenaeum

The Langston Hughes Project
October 21 – 25 | City of Carlsbad

Same Time Next Year
October 21 – October 31 | North Coast Repertory Theatre

Free Film Streaming: The Music of Strangers
October 24, 25 | City of Carlsbad

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
October 28 – 31 | City of Carlsbad


    • Go to the Create an Account page to see the instructions
    • Get your events into the system
    • Add the following hashtags for all social media postings to denote your event:
      #openyourheartstoarts and #OYH2NCA and #northcountyarts.
    • See the FAQs for more details if needed.
    • Check out our October events calendar.
    • Join or invite others to visit the exciting visual and performing arts events that are featured.

We are grateful to the City of Carlsbad Community Arts Grant and the County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Grant for helping to fund OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO NORTH COUNTY ARTS, 2020.

City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts       


With promotional support provided by:

San Diego North Economic Development Council  


With services provided by:

Studio ACE Adamoff Donnelly