Brooks Theater Gallery

The Brooks Theater Gallery is a rather unique, non-traditional Gallery. It is located inside the historic Sunshine Brooks Theater at 217 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. It has no regular hours, and its exhibitions are usually planned as a visual exploration and enrichment of what’s happening on stage. 

The Gallery has been a venue for Oceanside First Friday Art Walk for several years and it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with art lovers, tourists, off-duty Marines, and people just strolling by. The curator often jokes that the Brooks Theater is the hidden gem of Oceanside. At least half of Art Walk participants don’t know about the Theater and Gallery, often exclaiming, “I’ve lived here — years and I never knew you were here!”  

This is what is so wonderful about Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk – connection. Every visitor is invited to take the “nickel tour”, a 15-minute peek inside the theater, including the stage, costume/makeup room, and theater workshop, with a quick history of the building and handouts about the Oceanside Theatre Company’s upcoming events.

Carol Naegele, Curator  

Brooks Theater Gallery,   217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054

For the next two Art Walks, the Gallery exhibition is featuring the work of COAL (Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League) members exploring the world of PossibilitiesAbstract Art. Each piece invites the viewer to discover: What Do You See? What Do You Think? What Do You Feel? Please join us for Oceanside First Friday Art Walk on September 2nd and October 7th between 5 pm and 8:30 pm. And if you like, we’ll throw in a “nickel tour!”