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Carlsbad Art Wall February 2024

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Carlsbad Art Wall for February 2024


The 2nd Carlsbad Art Wall mural for 2024 was completed this past weekend. North County artist Steve Burrows transformed the wall beautifully in his whimsical style that reflects his life and business, Burrito Art, at the beach. It’s the perfect wall art for Carlsbad’s laid-back lifestyle by the beach!


This is the 40th mural since the founding of the Carlsbad Art Wall in 2015.


Carlsbad Art Wall February 2024 by Steve Burrows


The Carlsbad Art Wall was created, and is curated, by Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder, in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village


The Carlsbad Art Wall offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy temporary public art by local, regional, and sometimes international artists.


VW Closeup - Carlsbad Art Wall February 2024


Bryan Snyder also founded the Carlsbad Alley Art Wall, along with other art projects in Carlsbad. He’s also an art teacher at the Valley Middle School in the Visual and Performing Arts program.


While you may not have heard the formal name, you’ve probably seen the murals at Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant’s east-facing wall if you live here or have visited Carlsbad Village.


You’ll find the Carlsbad Art Wall just past the train tracks, opposite the Carlsbad Village Faire Shopping Center, as you head to the beach. It’s easy to spot!


Carlsbad’s reputation as an arts community continues to grow. There is abundant public art (interactive map on the City of Carlsbad website) around town. Plus you’ll find multiple art galleries, a performance theater, several annual arts and crafts fairs, and live music events during the year. The Carlsbad Art Wall is truly a special part of our vibrant arts community!


Here are some recent Carlsbad Art Wall murals:

Carlsbad Art Wall for January 2024

Carlsbad Art Wall for November 2023

Carlsbad Art Wall for August 2023

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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I love the concept, Jeff Dowler, CRS! Wall art turns a bland-looking wall or house into a canvas and it's eye-catching! I'm curious why it's temporary. Are they planning on covering it with a solid color after some time, or more wall art?  

Feb 22, 2024 12:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Andrea Bedard  I love seeing the art walls in  our town. This particular art wall changes every 2 - 3 months (so different artists can be featured)  and has since 2015 when it was first created. Hopefully it will be around for a long time.


Feb 22, 2024 12:40 PM
Andrea Bedard

I missed your reply, Jeff Dowler, CRS. This is a fabulous idea giving local artists exposure and the chance to showcase their artwork. Plus, it's eye-catching and beautiful! 

Feb 29, 2024 08:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff not a lot of color to this one, BUT I really like it!!!

Feb 22, 2024 01:17 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks George Souto  Not as colorful as some murals but certainly a nice set of blues.


Feb 22, 2024 05:06 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS, I would love to see an entire neighborhood with art wall that changes every few months, that would be nice. This is one of the things I miss seeing, there was plenty of them in NYC.

Feb 22, 2024 02:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

A whole neighborhood of changing murals would be something, Beth Atalay. We have perhaps 2 dozen in and around Carlsbad Village now, but this one in particular is the only one that changes regularly. I know I have photos of some but certainly not all the murals.


Feb 22, 2024 05:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Jeff,

I love this whimiscal syle that refelcts the artist's life and business. Very different but I like it!!Its awesome these walls change every 2-3 months which allows various artists to display their work.

Feb 22, 2024 02:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

The art wall is always a treat for the eyes Dorie Dillard Austin TX  and I enjoy all the changes and the different artists.


Feb 22, 2024 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff- I look forward to seeing the Carlsbad Art Wall. This one in particular is now a favorite because it reminds me of the beach and VW buses. 

Feb 22, 2024 04:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's a great beach scene for sure Kathy Streib .

Here's a real VW bus I spotted in Cardiff some years ago.


Surfer Van in Cardiff CA

Feb 22, 2024 05:17 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS the Carlsbad Art Fall February 2024 is an excellent place to visit.

Feb 22, 2024 04:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's well worth seeing in person John Pusa 


Feb 22, 2024 05:17 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

This is such a cool idea Jeff!  And right by the beach this wall art couldn't be any better - feels like being at the water.

Feb 22, 2024 04:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Anna "Banana" Kruchten  The ocean is a mere 2 blocks away!


Feb 22, 2024 05:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved the post so here is a new one I will not share with Diane, because she might want me to drive her down to see it in person:)Endre

Feb 22, 2024 10:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Glad you liked it Endre Barath, Jr. 

The photos turned out pretty well but it IS impressive in person.


Feb 23, 2024 09:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - I really like the name, Burrito Art.  It's creative, whimsical and full of local flavor. Surfs Up, Dude.  

Feb 23, 2024 12:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I also thought it was a very clever name for his business Michael Jacobs 

Thank you for stopping by!


Feb 23, 2024 09:36 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Bryan Snyder sounds like a cool guy and I like what he has done to provide art to the Carlsbad area!

Feb 23, 2024 04:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Brian England 

Bryan does so much for the Carlsbad arts community and is very well respected. I met him at his studio in the Village a number of years ago.


Feb 23, 2024 09:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Many communities need more public art.

Feb 23, 2024 04:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Roy Kelley  I agree with you on that point about public art.


Feb 23, 2024 09:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. Always enjoy your posting of the art wall creations. Must say not only are they talented artists but creative in their approach. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Feb 23, 2024 05:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks Wayne Martin 

There HAVE been quite a number of very talented artists and with such varying styles and creativity! I always look forward to the new mural, and enjoy sharing them.


Feb 23, 2024 09:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Growing up my parents had a volkswagon bus and we would go camping/exploring with it. That mural reminds me of those days!

Feb 23, 2024 05:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

That must have been lots of fun. Kat Palmiotti . Glad to hear this brought back fond memories for you.

Enjoy your weekend!


Feb 23, 2024 09:42 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Jeff.  Was anious to open when I saw the title.  Good stuff.  The ole VW Bus...an era gone by and remembered by less and less.  Southern California beach boy, Balboa, Wedge, I saw my share of em.  Mark

Feb 23, 2024 01:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

Thanks for dropping by - I'm glad you liked it, as I did, and that is brings back fond memories. We still see a few of these old VWs around.

Enjoy your weekend!


Feb 24, 2024 12:59 PM