Open studio tour Dec. 6-7 to benefit San Diego Humane Society

Artist Cathy Carey is hosting an open studio tour to benefit the San Diego Humane Society from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.

Take this opportunity to meet Carey, view her latest work, stroll her beautiful gardens and support the animals at the Escondido Humane Society. Appetizers and beverages will be on hand. A suggested donation of $10 will go directly to support the Escondido Humane Society.

The studio is at 2048 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido.

Carey has opened her studio twice a year for 14 years to neighbors and friends to view her latest creations. Last spring she included the Escondido Humane Society as a beneficiary of the event, to honor her love of animals and to bring help to a terrific organization. Her paintings range from coastal California scenes, to back country gardens of agave and succulents, rolling hillsides of Spain, vineyards of Tuscany to southwestern vistas of horses and mountains. No matter the subject, you can tell a Cathy Carey painting from their vivid colors and sense of joy. Many of her subjects originate in her garden, which is an acre of hilltop overlooking the gorgeous Lake Hodges area of North San Diego.

In thanks for the community’s support of this event, Cathy Carey will match $5 for every $10 donation made to the humane society. If you can’t make it to the show but want to help, you can donate online at:

The Escondido Humane Society, now a part of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, is proud to be rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, the highest rating offered to exceptional charities who exceed industry standard in fiscal responsibility, organizational efficiency and growth. The Escondido Humane Society is an open-door shelter, which means it takes in any stray companion animal within its jurisdiction, regardless of age, breed, medical or behavioral needs, or attractiveness to potential adopters. Their donors, volunteers, foster homes, and staff work together to create a safe, loving haven for animals; because of the dedicated community of animal lovers, they are one of the few shelters in California that accepts all stray animals and does not euthanize based on length of stay or lack of space. Visit the Escondido Humane Society at 3450 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. To donate, contact Cindy Swayze at 760-888-2235.