We celebrate the creative life. Front Porch gives lifelong artists and those whose artistic explorations are just beginning limitless inspiration and an open canvas on which to express themselves.

Occupying a welcoming space next door to our Carlsbad By The Sea community, this distinctive gallery is where visitors can engage with painting, photography, sculpture, textile art and more, in exhibits showcasing the work of older artists. Here, the representation is as inspiring as the art itself.

Creativity builds community. And as the participants at Ruth’s Table will tell you, that’s just one of the many benefits to be had at this unique intergenerational gathering space. For 15 years the arts center has invited older adults and adults with disabilities to produce their own art and enjoy the work of others.