Bringing History and Art to Life.

Upcoming Events

Community Art Exhibit
Murrieta Market Nights
[December 21, 2023]

Join us at our year-end Community Art Exhibit featuring the long-awaited photos from our Community Photo Project. This is your chance to see what the Pearl Center for Creative Arts has been inspiring in our community in its inaugural year and beyond, I “shutter” to think you’d miss this exciting “development”.

We will display (for the first time!) 117 black and white photos taken by community members during 2022-2023 at Murrieta Market Nights in what we coined as the “Community Photo Project”.

Participation in this project was free and open to all ages, and took place over the course of many Murrieta Market Nights, specifically at the Art @ the Alleyway; participants were allowed to wander the whole Washington Avenue street to find the right photo opp! The only instructions given were how to operate the point-and-shoot 35mm camera, loaded with black and white film, and participants were encouraged to take a picture of whatever they wanted.

This event will take place at Murrieta Market Night on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 5pm to 9pm. Parking and admission are free.

Murrieta Genealogy Group
@Las Brisas Family Search Center
[2nd & 4th Wednesdays]

Explore your family history in this hands-on workshop open to all ages and all levels of family history researcher, from beginner to expert. Learn how to use and other digital tools to build and explore your family tree.

We have two monthly workshops cohosted with our Family Search center and open to our community who would like to join in exploring their family history. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of each month from 7 pm to 8 pm on the north side of the Family Search Center located at 24820 Las Brisas Road.

“Paint for a Purpose”
El Patrón Murrieta

Experience “Pearl” at this local family owned and run authentic Mexican restaurant and cantina with custom murals painted by our founder! This has been an amazing pilot program to launch our new “Paint for Purpose” program – which offers custom art for local businesses in exchange for donations to help support our nonprofit cultural arts center!

Look for new murals coming soon!

Proceeds support local art workshops for kids, community outreach in the form of pop-up art and living history exhibits, as well as our “big hairy goal” of placing a train car in downtown Murrieta to operate as our city’s first cultural arts center, offering even more ways to learn about family history, local history and explore our community’s artistic side.

40345 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, Murrieta, CA 92563

Charcoal Art Class
Murrieta Museum
[Currently hosting local schools]

Although this event is not open to the general public, Pearl is excited to be part of this annual tradition for the third year, where local public school 3rd graders learning the history of our town from resident-experts at the Murrieta Museum, with a day full of hands-on history and hands-on art provided by community volunteers!

We are proud to have had high school students studying early education in Murrieta as part of our tours now, too! It’s truly fun for all ages to explore our local history, and learn charcoal art!

If your class or group would like to tour the Murrieta Museum, please reach out to them directly at (951) 677-7758 or

Teenealogy™ Tapestry Fest
Murrieta, Ca
[Coming Spring 2024]

We are excited to begin planning this month-long event for our local community. At the Teenealogy™ Tapestry Fest, teens and their families will not only trace their ancestral roots but will interweave these narratives into a grand artistic tapestry. Through genealogy research and artistic ventures with Pearl Center for Creative Arts, participants will contribute to a communal tapestry, showcasing the rich and diverse heritage of the community.

More details coming soon!

Dino Train STEAM Festival
Southern California Railway Museum
[March 16-17, 2024]

Hop on Board for the Dino Train and STEAM Festival at Southern California Railway Museum, featuring “Buddy” from the PBS SoCal KIDS Show “Dinosaur Train.”

Southern California Railway Museum is excited to announce the return Dino Train STEAM Festival, a unique, outdoor, socially-distanced, interactive experience created in partnership with PBS. Buddy the Dinosaur has been invited to the Museum to meet with his fans and highlight his favorite topics of Paleontology, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Pearl will be set up at our local railway museum to offer train inspired on-the-spot-art and opportunities to learn about and support our Murrieta Train Project!

The event is March 16 – 17 and runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Book Now

Ticket Details

  • Adult Ticket (18 years+) – $20
  • Youth Ticket (3-17 years) – $10
  • Child Ticket (2 and under) – Free

San Bernardino Railroad Days
San Bernardino Train Depot
[April 13, 2024]

San Bernardino Railroad Days is an annual event held over a single weekend each April at the historic Santa Fe depot in the city center of San Bernardino.

The Santa Fe Depot is at 1170 W. Third St., San Bernardino. For more information, call the Depot at 909-888-3634; or visit

Pop-Up Museum & On-the-Spot Art
Art @ the Alleyway
[1st & 3rd Thursdays]

Art @ the Alleyway is located at the corner of Juniper and Washington Streets in Historic Downtown Murrieta, California, 92562 and is open during Murrieta Market Nights from 5pm to 9 pm. Parking and admission are free.

Private Group Classes
Choose Your Location

Let Pearl come to you and teach hands-on history and on-the-spot art!

We are excited to offer custom classes for any size group to meet your variety of interests! Some of our commonly requested classes include:

Art in the Park
Charcoal Art for Beginners
Parasol Painting
Experimental Ink Painting
Flower Pounding
Teenealogy (TM)

Whether you are looking for a curriculum-based class to complement your school lessons, or a free-form class to explore with friends and family of all ages, we love creating a program to fit your group’s needs and topics of interest.

While we await the arrival of our train to Murrieta, we welcome the opportunity to utilize any space you have in order to set up a program just for you.

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How can Pearl help you?

Pearl works with local families and organizations to explore our shared past and create immersive historical and genealogical experiences together in our community.


Family Reunion Event Planning

It’s time to finally plan that family reunion, no matter what the scale and size of the family and event. Pearl can offer ideas to incorporate family storytelling and history in the event, as well as providing props for entertainment and tools to help capture the momentous occasion to share with future generations.

Community Art Projects, Events, and Exhibits

Creating new ways for our community to come together for a shared purpose. Pearl will help plan and host your event, bringing a unique combination of history and contemporary arts to the project. Pop-up style exhibits can be themed toward a variety of lessons that aim to combine historical topics with modern technology.

Ancestry/ Genealogy Research Support

Want to learn more about your own family history? Bring your questions and curiosities to Pearl and we will help guide you on your own family history journey to discover the stories of those who came before you, and helped pave the way for you to be here.

Storytelling and Creative Arts Workshops

Let Pearl share her story with your class or group to become inspired to share their own personal histories through storytelling or creative arts expression. We can share a topical story to emphasize a particular time period or lesson of interest to your group.

Let’s plan something great together.

Past Events

El Patron Murrieta
[October 22, 2023]

Live Painting at
MilVet Salutes

March Field Air Museum
[October 20, 2023]

Railroadiana Fall Swap Meet
Southern California Railway Museum
[September 9, 2023]

Lace & Locomotives Tea Party
Murrieta Community Center
[August 5, 2023]

Yardstick Art
Murrieta Public Library
[July 5, 2023]

Earth Day Festival
Murrieta Public Library
[April 2023]

Dino Train STEAM Festival
Southern California Railway Museum
[March 2023]

Tribute to the Lakeman House Murrieta Museum
[Oct-Nov 2022]

Re-creating Art Masterpieces Dress Up Booth @ Family Game Night
Murrieta Public Library
[October 2022]

Teen-ealogy Group
Murrieta Library
[Sept-Oct 2022]

MEFA Painted Chair Auction
Murrieta Public Library
[September 2022]

MEFA Painted Chair Auction
Murrieta Public Library
[October 9-24, 2023]

Parasol Painting
Murrieta Public Library
[September 7 and October 5, 2023]

Tataki Zome
Murrieta Public Library
[July 22, 2023]

Teenealogy™ Group
Murrieta Library
[June 2023]

Charcoal Art Studio
Murrieta Public Library
[February 2023]

Dia De Los Muertos
Lake Elsinore Cultural Center
[October 2022]

Pioneer Dress Up Photo Booth
Murrieta Public Library
[June 2022]

Vintage Valentine Photo Opp
Art @ the Alleyway
[February 2022]

3rd Grade Charcoal Art
Murrieta Museum
[Fall 2022]

Teen Art Contest
Murrieta Public Library
[July 2022]

3rd Grade Charcoal Art
Murrieta Museum
[Fall/Spring 2021-2022]

On the Spot Art
Art @ the Alleyway
[Oct-Dec 2021]

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