The East County Art Association is a non-profit organization with goals to promote friendship, fine art appreciation in all media, and provide art education for members and the community.
Exhibits & Events
Attend one of our amazing exhibitions and events designed to help bring the community together by means of fine art and creative culture.
View the Gallery
Our incredible art gallery is full of creative resolutions to local artists and other individuals driven by love and passion for creativity.
Check out our new online store! From paintings and sculptures to digital art, our store helps you obtain the art you love and enjoy.
The East County Art Association was initially established as an arts and crafts organization. The first meeting of what was then called the El Cajon Art Association was held in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 The East County Art Association showed at local community shopping centers. These open air shows were highly successful for crafts, but proved to be a problem for the showing of fine art paintings.
In 1984, then President, Dorothy Cohen, convinced the owner of a local shopping center on East Main Street in El Cajon to allow the Association the use of a small store for a Fine Art Gallery and meeting place until the space was rented.In the tradition of many art organizations, the ECAA members enthusiastically transformed the former shoe store into a suitable place to display their art works and to hold monthly meetings. Learn more >>