Coronado is blessed to have a vibrant, lively, and engaging arts community and the Cultural Arts Commission is proud to provide a public face for Coronado’s body of creative industries.
Grounded in a rich cultural heritage stretching back over a century, our enchanted island enjoys and shares two resident theater groups – Coronado Playhouse Community Theater, and Lamb’s Players Theatre (San Diego County’s third largest professional theater group) offer performances year around; the Coronado School of the Arts, a nationally acclaimed,
Our Coronado Senior Association provides classes, films and quarterly musical Cabarets open to the public and the Coronado Recreation Dept. and Coronado’s Unified School District Adult Education offers a host of classes for young to old year-around. The Coronado Historical Association represents both history and art with its museum exhibitions, historic archives, and as the sponsor of the widely popular Historic Home tours (May) and Coronado ArtWalk (September). One of our crown jewels - the Coronado Public Library, offers on-going exhibitions, children’s storytelling, lectures, films, and hosts discussion groups along with the very popular series of events during their Summer Festival. Our City boasts a collection of over 45 pieces of art in public places around town stretching from Tidelands Park to the south end of the Strand – a Public Art Walking Tour brochure is available for viewing on CoronadoARTS.com or pick one up at the Coronado Visitor’s Center.
Adding to our visual bounty – any drive down Orange Street from the Ferry landing to the Hotel Del Coronado offers myriad opportunities to view and enjoy Mainstreet Ltd.’s sixteen unique and special median gardens or to tune into the buzz of downtown activity or view
Beyond the obvious organizations, Coronado is also home to a number of nationally recognized award-winning authors and poets, playwrights, TV, Film, and stage directors/producers, as well as actors, musicians, composers, and filmmakers. We offer a wide and richly textured variety of visual fine artists and craftsman rounding out what Coronado presents to its residents and shares with the world. Coronado Arts Association presents a variety of visual artists at their Art in the Park (1st and 3rd Sundays in Spreckels Park). Find them all listed on Artist Profile pages of the Arts Directory on CoronadoARTS.com.
The arts in Coronado are alive, vibrant and growing. We invite you to