Welcome to Ramona, California, the Valley of the Sun!
 

Artists Bring Color and Excitement to Ramona

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project board members, artist Beata Wojick, D’Carlos Restaurant owners and guests celebrate the dedication of the “Bandy Blacksmith” mural.  Photo Courtesy of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project board members, artist Beata Wojick, D’Carlos Restaurant owners and guests celebrate the dedication of the “Bandy Blacksmith” mural. Photo Courtesy of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

— Charlene Pulsonetti

Murals, galleries and art events throughout the year are sure signs that this town loves to be creative!

Ramona is a respite for its community of local artists who seek inspiration and a place to practice their craft. Surrounded by rolling hills and country charm, artisans share their work through local galleries, during events and with the community in public spaces. 

Whether you’re an artist just starting out, a seasoned professional or simply an admirer, Ramona’s art community welcomes you with open arms. 


2Create Gallery

Artwork in a variety of media may be found at  2Create Gallery, 438 Main St . Above, sculptures by artist Ed Garner.  Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

Artwork in a variety of media may be found at 2Create Gallery, 438 Main St. Above, sculptures by artist Ed Garner. Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

Exceptional paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles and fiber arts may be found at 2Create Gallery, which aims to exhibit the work of world-class San Diego artists in the backcountry, and foster an appreciation for the arts through community engagement. Located at 438 Main St., the nonprofit organization hosts annual events as well as First Friday Art Parties, where visitors can enjoy new work each month. Visit 2CreateGallery.com. 


A student participates in a printmaking lesson.  Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

A student participates in a printmaking lesson. Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

The Art Center

Partnered with 2Create Gallery, The Art Center brings professionally instructed classes and workshops to the community. Director Helen Wilson describes TAC as “an inclusive community art space, where art as a process is paramount, and where the community and the artist are put into direct contact.” Current class schedules may be found at TheArtCenterRamona.com


Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

Ramona’s history and lifestyle are colorfully illustrated through an array of large-scale murals found throughout town. In 2018, 17 mini-murals were completed by 15 local artists, who transformed green utility boxes into imaginative works of art. Visit www.ramonamurals.com.

Artist Danni Pearson turned a utility box located at the corner of Main and 14th Streets into an eye-catching floral display.  Photo Courtesy of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

Artist Danni Pearson turned a utility box located at the corner of Main and 14th Streets into an eye-catching floral display. Photo Courtesy of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

On June 15, 2019, “La Quinceañera” mural was unveiled at Leslie’s Pool Supplies at 1905 Main St. Artist Jonathan Martinez was accompanied by guests and the Mural Project board of directors.   Photo by Carol Kinney

On June 15, 2019, “La Quinceañera” mural was unveiled at Leslie’s Pool Supplies at 1905 Main St. Artist Jonathan Martinez was accompanied by guests and the Mural Project board of directors.

Photo by Carol Kinney


Art & Wine Fest

Sample award-winning wines, a multicourse lunch and creative talent at the 7th Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival to be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Set at Begent Ranch, 18528 Highland Valley Rd., within view of the scenic Ramona Grasslands County Preserve, the festival will feature a delightful 
auction of six hand-painted barrels to benefit The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. 
Mural Project. 

Artist booths, a silent auction and live music will entertain guests as they peruse the grounds between auctions.

The festival is a great way to become acquainted with local winemakers 
and meet talented artists, some of whom have painted the murals 
around Ramona!

Visit www.ramonaartandwinefest.net.

Photo by Carol Kinney

Photo by Carol Kinney


Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery

At 845 Main St., local art is on display inside this former hotel built in 1914 by Civil War veteran Captain Francis M. Green.


Ramona Library

Ramona Library, at 1275 Main St., hosts quarterly art exhibitions as well as monthly meetings of the Ramona Art Guild. Classes for all ages are presented throughout the year. Stop by or visit Sdcl.org/locations_RM.html to see what’s new and coming up! 

 

Open Studios Tour  

Local artists open their private studios for public viewing during the annual Ramona Open Studios Tour. Each spring, they share their creative process and invite the public to view and purchase art directly from their studios. For information, visit ramonachamber.com/ramona-open-studios-tour


 

Artisan Market

Local vendors offering handmade art, décor, floral designs, teas and more may be found on the third Saturday of every month at Casa Rustica, 316 Main St. It’s a great way to meet local artisans and find something special.

Visit mycasarustica.com.

Photos by Charlene Pulsonetti

Photos by Charlene Pulsonetti

 
 

 
Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti

AnomaR Art Festival

Sponsored by 2Create Gallery and The Art Center, AnomaR is Ramona’s newest art festival that explores what it means to be creative. Collaborators will guide participants in unique, hands-on art activities, such as dance, music, permaculture, stargazing, painting and much more. 

The annual event takes place at Begent Ranch, 18528 Highland Valley Rd. Visit anomarfestival.com for 2020 information.