Pop-up Art Experience in the Village: Meet Dan McStocker

Blog Post - April 13, 2021

Category: What's New

Pop-up art has arrived in Carlsbad April 2nd - 25th and is on display at 15 downtown businesses. The Carlsbad Village Association and the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office collaborated to engage established artists to use a wide array of media on display in different storefronts and inside local businesses in the Village.

Carlsbad realizes an inclusive vision of the arts and culture in everyday life, while stimulating an expanding creative sector economy. Original and unique artistic creations, as temporary public art, spur dialogue and enhance the Village as a destination. Meet one of the five artists participating in this temporary art experience.

Dan McStocker

Dan is a California native glass artist who resides and works in Oceanside, CA. First introduced to molten glass at 10 years old while visiting a renaissance fair, he has been fixated ever since. Dan has been working with molten glass since 2004, making a variety of blown and solid sculpted pieces. Always looking for a new challenge, Dan has studied glass at Palomar College as well as under a variety of industry leading glass artists from around the world, incorporating the skills learned into his current works. He enjoys the outdoors, nature, and observing wildlife, which he uses for inspiration for future projects.


Dan’s work has been shown in art galleries around Southern California and Arizona. He was also featured in a 2020 exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art and sold in the OMA annual auction.

Artist Website

Artwork on Display at:

The Studio Glass Movement

The Studio Glass Movement, made famous by artists like Dale Chihuly, is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The American Studio Glass Movement began in the mid-1960s giving artists the foundation to design and produce original works of art from glass. For the past 50 years the movement has had rapid developments, putting glass at the forefront of contemporary art and craft. The glass art community continues to grow in new directions while holding on to its traditions.

For more information on the Pop-up Art Experience, its artists and participating business locations where artwork is on display through April 25th, click here.