Art

  • Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident Sara Blodgett polished her organizing skills building a Modern Dance program that began at the Encinitas Ecke YMCA.

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Aug. 11)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vjVwff Dog Days of Summer The free event on Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. includes 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kid activities, beer & wine oasis,...

  • Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Jill Williams understands how much people adore their pets, creating pieces for them to always remember their fur babies. The Del Mar resident has been painting pet portraits for the last five years. "Pets are like family to people," she said. "They are great company. Even if you have to clean...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 28)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2uxBrBV Encinitas Flea Market The first annual event on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will raise funds for the new Pacific View Academy of Arts. It will take place at 608 Third Street. Experience...

  • Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    A San Diego camp is hoping to empower girls through music later this month. Leucadia resident Melissa Grove founded the nonprofit Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls San Diego two years ago as a way to help the girls build confidence and talents. The San Diego chapter is one of more than 100 worldwide....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 7)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2t9zM2h Blue Star Museum Program The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through...

  • Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    For most people, Paris is often thought of as a romantic, spontaneous city. For Michelle Gable, a trip to the city in France proved stressful and a little too planned. But it all paid off in the end. Gable, who lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, recounts her 2014 trip to Paris with her husband, parents...

  • Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    When Jorge Pardo was invited to spend time as an artist in residence at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, he had a set goal in mind: to create an original, new art piece in just five days. The Mexico-based artist spent June 12 through June 17 staying at the Lux to work on the large canvas-based...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 30)

    Kevin Rones at Cardiff Library The Friends of Cardiff Library presents Kevin Rones, who will play and explore the connection between stories and music on June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. For more information about this free event, call 760-753-4027. SD Botanic Garden...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 23)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rxYB5K . Leucadia Music Festival Mattson 2, Peter Prague Group, Trouble in the Wing and other musical artists will perform at Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N Coast Highway 101, on June 24 from noon...

  • 'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    Virginia Ann Holt and Grace Swanson team up to display hand painted silks and gourd art in the six lighted cubes in the foyer of the Encinitas Library. The title of their show, “Passion Colors Everything”, describes the big, bold botanicals painted on sensuous silks by Virginia and the brightly...

  • Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Amidst the sounds of overhead announcements and the general hustle and bustle of an airport, live music filled terminal two at San Diego International Airport on the morning of June 19 when Switchfoot performed a brief concert with children from the area. The Grammy Award-winning musical group,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 16)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2r7Tk9o Coast Hwy 101 Banner Exhibit Travel along Coast Highway 101 and see vinyl banners high up on the light posts through July 4. The art pieces promote the San Diego County Fair theme, "Where the...

  • Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    When Phillip Magin observed animosity and disagreements among political parties in the recent election, he was inspired to try to make the groups come together through art. The 18-year-old Del Mar playwright, who graduates from Canyon Crest Academy this month, will present a self-written and self-produced...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 9)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2syYdoc Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Encinitas Ballet presents this show accompanied by live music by the Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra on June 10 at 5 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    The public is invited to an artists' reception honoring two talented San Dieguito Art Guild members, Karen Fidel (pottery) and Dolores Renner (jewelry), on June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, suite C-103. Fidel is a ceramic artist. She loves to make wheel-thrown...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 2)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rqumlk 10th annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale The 10th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale features original Chinese Brush Paintings created by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 26)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rBrPAX Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival The 14th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course (1275 Quail Gardens...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 19)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2qy2XO1 Arts Alive Banner Auction The public is invited to purchase 99 incredible artworks painted by local artists on May 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Cardiff Town Center Courtyard, 2031 San Elijo...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 12)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2qGGGd4 Passport to the Silk Road Guests can enjoy a middle eastern dinner, drinks and live entertainment on May 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Tickets...

  • Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    A motorcyclist sustained major injuries on the afternoon of May 5 following a crash on the northbound I-5 freeway in Encinitas, authorities said. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided in the back of a 2005 Honda Civic at about 12:05 p.m. near...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 5)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oRNZxT Blue Star Museum Program The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through...

  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair to feature artists

    The Encinitas Spring Street Fair on April 29 and April 30 will spotlight the “Makers Movement” by flagging local artisans and creators for fair attendees to easily spot along Coast Highway 101. The Art of Santos, a local but internationally known artist, will paint live inside the Beer Garden as...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 19-April 24)

    April 24 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 1700 block Neptune Avenue, 5:10 p.m. April 23 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 800 block Saxony Road, 11:48 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 600 block Leucadia Boulevard, 10 a.m. April 22 ...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 28)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oStTGi Encinitas Street Fair The two-day event, on April 29 and 30, will feature live music on three stages, a beer garden, children's rides, dog zone, kids zone, bike valets and more than 450 arts,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 3)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Vision boards and oracle cards Participants will learn how to create a vision board at this class on Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $48. It will take place at 816 South Coast...

  • Surfing Madonna donates $30,000 to Pacific View project

    The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a local nonprofit group aimed at protecting the coastline, donated $30,000 to the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) on Jan. 19. Bob Nichols, president of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and board member of the EACEA, said the donation is...

  • Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    After installing an exhibit of 24 Egyptian garden-themed tapestries earlier this month, the San Diego Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Egyptian Ambassador Lamia Mekhemar on Jan. 19. The tapestries, which are on display through March 31 and came from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 27)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2jXqvFr The Addams Family The hilarious comedy is based upon the characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all...

  • San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    What many consider trash, Tom Driscoll sees as potential art. The San Diego resident has re-purposed plastic packaging into colored casts for about 12 years. “You know when you buy a screwdriver or toy or something from Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, you always get this nice plastic packaging? You rip...

  • San Dieguito Academy presents 5th annual play/fundraiser to benefit theatre department

    San Dieguito Academy alum Paul Coates, class of 1976, will return to the Encinitas school to present an original play on Feb. 25 in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the SDA campus that will benefit the theatre department. Coates will present the world premiere of part two of his Living Plays trilogy,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 20)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Afro-Brazilian Dance Various styles like samba, afro-contemporary, samba-reggae, and Brazilian street dance are combined for an Afro-Brazilian Dance class, taking place on Jan. 20 from 11 a.m....

  • Peter Pupping to offer six weeks of guitar classes

    Encinitas-based guitarist Peter Pupping will teach six weeks of classes for budding musicians. Pupping, who has been teaching for more than 30 years, invites guitarists of all levels to improve their skills, musicianship and technique in a small-group setting. The classes will focus on improving...

  • Musician George Winston to return to La Paloma Theater

    Musician George Winston to return to La Paloma Theater

    Playing at La Paloma Theater has been a longstanding tradition for musician George Winston. The Santa Cruz-based pianist said he has been drawn to the Encinitas venue each year since 1982 because of what he considers the city’s “charm.” “I love the theatre, area and people,” he said. “It’s just...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 13)

    Bollywood dancing Payal Nanavati will teach bollywood dancing, a fusion of Indian and Western dance styles, as well as a cardio workout, on Jan. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. The month-long workshop, which take place every Sunday and began Jan. 8 and end Jan. 29, costs $60 for the month. The classes take...

  • Modern Times tasting room coming to Encinitas

    San Diego-based beer brewery Modern Times will open a tasting room in Encinitas, according to the brewery's blog. The location, at 470 S. Highway 101, will include about 150 seats around a horseshoe-shaped bar. More than 30 beers, brewed at the Lomaland Fermentorium and planned locations in LA...

  • Botanic garden offering docent classes

    The San Diego Botanic Garden is offering classes for people to become docents and learn about the collection of plants at the 37-acre property, beginning in mid-January. The cost for the eight classes at 230 Quail Gardens Drive is $60. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment are required. Classes include:...

  • Brian Setzer rocks the Belly Up

    Brian Setzer rocks the Belly Up

    Off the heels of a national tour playing Christmas tunes and originals with a full orchestra, rockabilly legend Brian Setzer played two intimate sold-out shows at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Dec. 30 and 31. The first show proved to be much different than the rest of the tour as Setzer was backed...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 6)

    Darius Degher at the Roxy Encinitas-based musician Darius Degher will play upbeat, bluesy music at The Roxy on Jan. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The gig is part of his monthly First Friday show at the venue, 517 S. Coast Hwy, and will include three sets of covers and originals from his five albums....

  • Encinitas young dancer shines on TV, stage

    Encinitas young dancer shines on TV, stage

    His moves may make him look like a robot, but that doesn’t make him any less unique. Merrick Hanna, an 11-year-old Encinitas boy, has become a recent reality television star of sorts thanks to his freestyled hip-hop “flo-bot” style dancing, in which he impersonates androids. He has performed mainly...

  • Pets on Parade event raises $1,545

    Pets on Parade event raises $1,545

    Pets and their owners had a day of fun and raised $1,545 in Carlsbad on Dec. 11 at the Carlsbad Village Association’s annual Pets on Parade event. The event, which benefited Wagging Dog Rescue and took place at the Carlsbad Village in downtown Carlsbad, included professional pet photos, vendors,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 30)

    West African DanceKara Mack, a Los Angeles-based choreographer, will teach West African dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. at Dance North County Studio. Classes at the studio, at 535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste. 100 in Encinitas, include Mash Up, a rendition of Southern...

  • Ada Harris students pitch handmade toys at fair

    Ada Harris students pitch handmade toys at fair

    Sixth graders at Ada Harris Elementary School showed off their science skills in the form of toy crafting Dec. 15. It was a culmination of the kids’ Project Toy. Prior to displaying and pitching the handmade toys at a fair that day, the students worked independently or in teams over the course...

  • Botanic Garden to display Egyptian tapestries

    Botanic Garden to display Egyptian tapestries

    The San Diego Botanic Garden will display 24 garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt from Jan. 14 to March 31. The tapestries, originally developed as an “experiment in creativity,” were created beginning in 1952 by leading Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef,...

  • EACEA launches donor wall at Pacific View site

    EACEA launches donor wall at Pacific View site

    As part of an overall fundraising plan that honors early adopters and Pacific View School’s “First Responders,” the Encinitas Art Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) has launched its inaugural Donor Recognition Wall. The EACEA is working to turn the Pacific View site, which the city purchased...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 23)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2hPPjxe for more information. Botanic Garden of Lights The Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience Dec. 23 and 26-30 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230...

  • Inclusive Wildcat Band plays Winter Concert

    Inclusive Wildcat Band plays Winter Concert

    The Ada Harris Elementary Wildcat Band performed its Winter Concert on Dec. 8 for a packed house at the Ada Harris Auditorium. Directed by Catherine Gold, the Beginning and Advanced Ensembles played holiday music and a variety of other styles. The Wildcat Band is a traditional concert band made...

  • Botanic Garden of Lights is free for Active Military most nights

    Botanic Garden of Lights is free for Active Military most nights

    Each day after the sun goes down (until 9 p.m.) the Botanic Garden, 230 Quall Gardens Dr., is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating the flora of the 37-acre urban oasis and providing a magical holiday experience. The event runs through Dec. 23...

  • Comedian Rachel Bloom to appear at La Paloma

    Comedian Rachel Bloom to appear at La Paloma

    After having to cancel an earlier show due to illness, Rachel Bloom has re-scheduled her performance at Encinitas’ historic La Paloma Stage for Jan. 14. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, with sponsorship from the Leightag Foundation, presents the comedy and musical satire show from Bloom,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 16)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2haFNYU for more information. West African Dance San Diego West African dancer and teacher Sadie Lee brings her many years of experience to Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard, Suite 100, for a class on Friday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m....

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