First Friday Art off the Walls, Friday, March 6, focused on student and adult artists alike with its annual Temecula Creates exhibit.

Budding artists from the city’s recreation and leisure guide’s fine art classes were showcased at The Merc’s three-hour, free event giving young artists, residents and visitors an evening of refreshments, live entertainment and a chance to see the students’ artwork in the multi-artist display.

The Art off the Walls Temecula Creates event also offered visitors the opportunity to meet with the artists and professional art instructors. Live music was performed by singer-songwriter Leach Keane and acoustic duo Stone Pond.

For more information on Art off the Walls, call Temecula’s Arts and Culture Team at (951) 694-6417 or visit them online at

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