2015 Sponsors: Carlsbad Village Local Calendar

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Each year the Carlsbad Village Local’s Calendar is made possible by the support of local business sponsorships. These sponsorships provide 100% of the funding needed to finance the production of this local calendar. Photography, design and fundraising organization is provided by Snyder Art and Design.

This calendar would not be possible without the support of these sponsors:. Thank you for your participation and continued support!

Click the above images to learn more about each sponsor!

To learn about calendar pick up locations:
1. Email theartist@snyderartdesign.com
2. Follow @SnyderArt on Instagram
3. Like the Snyder Art and Design facebook page

Snyder Doodles at Caesar Chavez Eleventary: LA


caesar-chavez-snyder-doodle11The students of this school will have something extra to be thankful for this year when they return from Thanksgiving break.

On Saturday, November 22, Southern California street artist Bryan Snyder painted his signature character Doodle at Caesar Chavez Elementary School in Los Angeles. This brightly colored character reaches 15 feet above the school basketball court asphalt.


“I wanted to paint a character in the act of learning and exploring— something each child could recognize and identify with,” Snyder said.

snyder art doodleAs Snyder painted, children and parents observed his technique beginning with a preliminary sketch on the wall in chalk and continuing through many layers of spray paint. During the 6 hours it took Snyder to complete his newest mural, kids watched intently, asked questions and transferred their new knowledge onto the asphalt in their own colorful chalk Doodles.

snyder doodle caesar chavez“The mural is appealing to the eye, but the art is found in the ability to interest children in the creative process of art making. The color and the scale of my Doodle murals fascinate children and the setting provides an educational platform for creativity.”

It’s common for kids to spend hours with Snyder asking questions about everything from why he chooses the colors he does to the propper way to hold a spray can.


“Kids at this age are always the most curious, as well as the most critical. They are quick to suggest a color change; I encourage this. It means they are invested, interacting and thinking critically.”

Snyder was invited to participate in this project by Operation Project Hope, a community made up of like minded individuals committed to making a difference in the world.


“The students and parents were so happy to see the colorful murals brighten up their school,” Project organizers said. “We are honored to share our talents and give to these beautiful children.”

Over 20 murals we painted by dozens of artists and volunteers during the 1 day painting project.

Learn more about Snyder:

Snyder Doodles the Boys & Girls Club

Snyder Art Hunt

Introducing Jingle

See Doodle’s Imagination

Doodle at Paul Henry Furniture

A Creative Gathering

More Snyder installations

Click HERE to see more Doodle murals!

Email theartist@snyderartdesign.com to inquire about Doodle murals.

It’s alive.


After days of flatness, the ocean came alive with long interval head high surf.

2015 Carlsbad Calendar Sponsorship Opportunty

2015 Carlsbad Village Calendar

The hugely popular Carlsbad Village Local’s Calendar is back with another collection of photos documenting our village by the sea through a creative and artistic eye.

This calendar is a collaborative endeavor and only made possible by local business sponsorships. Each month is available for sponsorship. Brand your chosen month with a message, coupon and/or advertisement of your choice. 500 calendars will be printed and given to the Carlsbad local community FREE of charge.

Sponsorship price:
$150 : isolated branding on your chosen month
$25 : business card in center 2 page collage (located between June/July)

Calendar specs:
• 500 full color calendars
• 13 beautiful local photos
• each of the 500 calendars will be given out FREE
• birthdays, holidays and culturally relevant dates included

If you have sponsored a month in the past and want to use the same artwork, please let me know. I will send you the artwork to approve.

Thank you for you interest and continued support!


Carlsbad village calendar designed by Bryan Snyder

Snyder discusses public art at Mira Costa College

Bryan Snyder street artist discusses street art at Mira Costa College

Carlsbad Village Doodle artist Bryan Snyder discusses the benefits of street art at Mira Costa College on Friday, November 14.

The panel discussion also included Surfing Madonna artist Mark Patterson and former Solana Beach mayor Teresa Barth. The event was moderated by L.I.F.E. (Learning Is For Everyone).

photo credit: Paint Encinitas

A Raising Arizona Halloween by Snyder Art

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raising arizona halloween costume

Raising Arizona : Halloween 2014

There some new trouble makers in the Carlsbad Village.

Carlsbasd Art Splash

Carlsbad Art Splash


WHAT: Carlsbad Art Splash
WHERE: Armada Drive above The Flower Fields
WHEN: September 27 and 28 | 10am-5pm

You can also bid on hand painted palette’s created by local Carlsbad artists including a piece titled ‘Doodle’s Black Eye’ painted by Carlsbad Village artist Bryan Snyder.

Carlsbad Music Festival

Carlsbad Music Festival

WHAT: Carlsbad Music Festival
WHERE: Carlsbad Village
WHEN: September 19-21, 2014


Carlsbad Village Pop Up Plaza

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carlsbad village pop up plazaCarlsbad Village Pop Up Plaza

You may have noticed this weekend’s transformation of the State and Grand parking lot. The weathered and dull gray asphalt has been painted a eye-catching terracotta and the surrounding Silk Cotton Trees have been strung with new lighting.

So what is going on? The Carlsbad Village Association is conducting a week-long social project designed to prove the need for more public space in the Village.


Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, starting at 10 a.m

Wednesday, Sept. 17, starting at 3 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 20,

Do you think the Carlsbad Village needs more open space?

Fiesta Del Barrio, Carlsbad 2014



WHAT: Fiesta Del Barrio, Carlsbad 2014
WHEN: Sunday, September 14 | 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Pine Avenue Park (map)

Hosted by the Fiesta del Barrio Carlsbad Association on Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Fiesta will celebrate the cultural heritage of the area.

This family-oriented Fiesta will include an opening ceremony with Mayor Matt Hall honoring residents who have helped make our community the vibrant, colorful Carlsbad that we all love!


Susanna Kurner and the Troublemakers | City of Carlsbad

Susanna Kurner and the Troublemakers play at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on August 10, 2014 presented by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.

“Song for the Road”
A collaborative program of the exhibition “Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape” in the Cannon Art Gallery. The Troublemakers featuring Susanna Kurner on vocals, ukulele and guitar, joined by Adrian Demain on vocals and guitar, with Peter Harrison on upright bass and Marty Dodson on drums.

Susanna Kurner:

Photography and video by Bryan Snyder

Eyes on the road


carlsbad-safetyAttached to a flimsy roadside post, sprayed across a paint peeling fence or puffed across the Summer sky, the expression and beliefs of others filter through your peripherals in many mediums and from all angles.

The freedom of speech is one of our most important rights, but at what point does this right interfere with your safety… and the safety of those around you?

How is your attention targeted and does it present an unsafe distraction?

Carlsbad Dog Days of Summer

Carlsbad Dog Days of Summer

WHAT: Carlsbad Dog Days of Summer
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 | 5-8:30pm
WHERE: Check in at Wesco Pet Supplies (map)

Advanced registration required:
Register at

End of Summer Event at Viz Art


WHAT: End of Summer Event
WHERE: Viz Art Ink (map)
WHEN: Sat. Aug. 23 | 6-10pm

10% off all gallery artwork during the End of Summer Event!

Artwork Winners: Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt


In less that a week a total of 280+ photos were taken of artwork in the Carlsbad Village by lcoal artist Byran Snyder. Each photo was uploaded to instagram automatically entering each Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt participant for a chance to win a Doodle artwork by Snyder.

Originally the first 10 participants to photograph and upload all 17 pieces of artwork would win a piece of art. Due to the huge support of both local and visiting fans, Snyder will now be giving away a total of 15 pieces of art.

Congratulations to the winners:


Message to winners:
Click HERE for your artwork options. Email the following info to
Artwork title:
Address to send artwork to:

Congratulations to all the winners and a special thanks to all the participants who came out and spent the day in the Carlsbad Village.

Click HERE to see all the winning photos.
Click HERE for the project wrap up.
Click HERE to view the map of all Snyder Artwork.
Click HERE to purchase a print.

“creating culture one project at a time”

Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt PHOTO SUBMISSIONS

Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt presented by Snyder Art and Design has officially closed after a full week of searching for each of the 17 murals and canvases created by Carlsbad based artist Bryan Snyder throughout the Carlsbad Village.

Each photo you see here was taken during the hunt and uploaded to Instagram. The first 10 hunt participants to find, photograph and upload to Instagram will win a Doodle piece of art designed by Snyder.

Along with introducing art and creativity to the Carlsbad Village, a goal of this project was to promote local businesses by encouraging art participants to explore the many local restaurants, boutiques and pubs during their hunt.

Click HERE fort the full project conclusion and photos.

Click HERE to read about a hunt participant’s first time in the Carlsbad Village.

Click HERE for a map of the hunt.

Click HERE to purchase a print.

Click the link below to view all the photos…
Continue reading ‘Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt PHOTO SUBMISSIONS’

Snyder continues to bring more art to Carlsbad

Carlsbad art Bryan Snyder

On August 9, Carlsbad based artist Bryan Snyder presented his most recent creative project titled Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt in the parking lot of Carlsbad Yoga and Fitness in the Carlsbad Village, accompanied by live music and a live mural demonstration by the artist himself.

Bryan Snyder marketingA line of Snyder Art enthusiasts promptly formed in the parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp, the time and location publicized through a carefully planned print, web and PR campaign developed and implemented by Snyder.

“Sometimes I feel like I create art so I have something to market,” Snyder said. “I love the challenge of connecting people through creativity, technology and art.”

Carlsbad Doodle artworkDuring the duration of the day, nearly 100 art hunt participants wandered the village streets in search of all 17 Snyder pieces of art. Each participant was given an official hunt map directing them to a total of 14 local businesses that has housed Snyder’s art since as early as 2011. Some pieces of art were found on exterior business walls while others were found on canvases hanging inside businesses including Señor Grubby’s, Paul Henry Furniture and Giacoletti Music.

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Many participants were Carlsbad locals and remember Snyder’s artwork popping up all over as early as 2007 while others found themselves in Carlsbad for the first time because of Snyder’s art hunt.

paradise pizza carlsbad snyder 1“It allowed newbies to the Carlsbad area to explore the shops, businesses and everyday life the residents enjoy so much,” first time Carlsbad visitor Badir Mccleary of Pacific Beach said. “It also gave art lovers an adventure and even a map to direct you to treasure.”

snyderThe map guided each participant to a business, where at that point the hunter was responsible for finding outside mural or interior hanging canvas. Each of the found pieces of artwork have been hanging at their current locations as early as 2011.

“I have had such amazing support from local business owners who have helped promote my art over the years.” Snyder said. “I attempt to return the favor by promoting each business and encouraging village visitors to visit each location through my projects.”


Participants returned to Snyder through-out the day as he worked on his newest Doodle themed large scale mural in the Carlsbad Village titled Doodle’s Beach Day inspired by 30 of his 33 years living in Carlsbad, as well as his growing family. This mural continues his series of what he calls Reminiscent Pop Art.

“Through Doodle iconography, I attempt to resurface long forgotten childhood memories,” Snyder said. “For a brief moment, you are taken back to your first ice cream, your first haircut or your first passion.”

carlsbad art hunt snyderSnyder is not a stranger to these types of culture developing community projects. Since returning to Carlsbad from the San Francisco Bay Area where he studied art, he has aimed to achieve his goal of encouraging the development of a more artistic culture and community based on creativity in his hometown by implementing scavenger hunts, community projects, solo (2009, 2010) and group art shows and a wide variety of murals and street installations. He continues to interview and showcase local artists on carlsbadcrawl.com and he has provided design and marketing services for numerous arts non-profits in Carlsbad.


Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt is an instagram based scavenger hunt that encourages participants to find, photograph and upload each piece of art to Instagram . The first 10 to complete the hunt win Doodle artwork. The hunt runs through Aug. 17.

Click HERE for full hunt details.

Click HERE to download the official map.

Click HERE to see all the submitted photos.

Click HERE to purchase Doodle prints.

Official Carlsbad Art Hunt Map by Bryan Snyder

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Carlsbad’s Biggest Art Hunt by Bryan Snyder

Carlsbad Village artist Bryan Snyder began introducing artwork into the local streets in 2006 with the goal of encouraging the development of a more artistic culture in a community at the time lacking a recognizable art scene.

In the past 8 years Snyder has implemented more than 100 murals, sculptures and other creative projects in the Carlsbad Village.

For the first time ever Snyder has complied a list accompanied by a map of all his current murals and paintings within the village.

Find them all before Aug. 17 and be entered to win FREE Doodle artwork. Follow the instruction on the map to enter.

Click HERE to download a print quality map!

Snyder Art Doodle print: available now

These prints are part of collection of Bryan Snyder’s ongoing series of his Reminiscent Pop Art where he uses his innocent yet mischievous character Doodle to resurface long last childhood memories.

DOODLE ARTWORK BY Bryan Snyder : $45

• 11in. x 14in. on Somerset Archival Giclee Paper
• Signed and dated by the artist
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery


Snyder’s newest mural resurfacing titled Doodle’s Beach Day the memory of growing up in the Carlsbad Village and on the local Carlsbad beaches. Snyder’s son Henry makes his first appearance in his father’s artwork in this upcoming Aug. mural.




First painted under the El Camino bridge near the highway 78, Rocket Pop Boy continues to be one of Snyder most popular pieces. Snyder has also painted it in Los Angeles, Australia and China.




Doodle’s Umbrella was installed as a paste and 3D installation at Majestic Flowers in the Summer of 2012. Doodle was drip painted and pasted to the wall while the umbrella and flower pots were halved and attached to the wall. Flowers were planted in the pots and the local community was invited to water the flowers. This piece is still on view.




Doodle’s Tug was painted at Yonada t-shirt in West Hollywood Los Angeles in 2013. The rope Doodle tugs travels around the building facade and pulls up the paint and an adjacent pillar exposing a wild arrangement of color.




Doodle’s Urban Garden is was Snyder’s first Doodle pieces installed in the street of Los Angeles instantly putting him on the street art map. Flower artwork was pasted around West Hollywood sending enthusiasts on a hunt to find Doodle’s planted Urban Garden.




Snyder’ most popular piece titled Doodle Dunnced. This piece was first painted in Los Angeles and has recently hit internet stardom. Located on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, passersby often take photos and post on social media. The business owner paints the wall often, but has left Doodle in place for many years now.




Bryan Snyder painted this piece at Giacoletti Music, the music store his wife Susanna Kurner teaches music at. Introducing Jingle was inspired by stories of Susanna listening to Jazz records and falling in love with music as a young girl.




After injuring his leg while surfing in Costa Rica, Snyder was unable to surf for the remaining of his trip. The hotel owner offered a wall on the facade of his building. Snyder painted Doodle’s Broken Board in the rain and it has since been used for the hotel’s t shirts.



Summer Concert: Susanna Kurner

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WHAT: Songs for the Road Summer Series: Susanna Kurner (website)
WHEN: Sunday August 10 : 2pm
WHERE: Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium (map)
Cost: FREE

With the range of an operatic soprano and the chops of a jazz chanteuse, Carlsbad vocalist Susanna found her true voice in country-western music. “Songs for the Road” will feature classic tunes describing the melding of the personal and the universal experienced by Americans as they travel the nation’s highways and byways. From Willie Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again” to “California Home” to “Eastbound and Down,” popular music has reflected their lives and times and places. Susanna, on vocals, ukulele and guitar, is joined on vocals and guitar by Adrian Demain, with Peter Harris on the upright bass and Marty Dodson on drums.

Click HERE for the official City of Carlsbad release.

Email all thoughts, stories and photos to theartist@carlsbadcrawl.com