Art

  • Local artists pull together to remedy plumbing mishap

    Local artists pull together to remedy plumbing mishap

    Exhibiting artists at Off Track have been busily working toward reopening their gallery after faulty plumbing caused a leak that seeped under the gallery floor, causing it to discolor and buckle. The leakage began gradually, taking months before it became noticeable and possibly threatening to...

  • It's a Mystery: Madhouse full of Holmeses at North Coast Repertory Theatre

    It's a Mystery: Madhouse full of Holmeses at North Coast Repertory Theatre

    THEATER REVIEW: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be interested to see how well his characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are still doing so long after he first gave them life in his 1887 novel "A Study in Scarlet." Having had enough of the dynamic duo he featured in four novels and more than 50...

  • San Diego County Gourd Artists install show at the Encinitas Community Center

    San Diego County Gourd Artists install show at the Encinitas Community Center

    Members of the San Diego County Gourd Artists recently installed a show in the Encinitas Community Center. The title of the show is “Fruit of the Vine.” Gourds are a hard-shelled fruit that when totally dried, can be carved, burned, sanded, and embellished to make stunning works of art: drums,...

  • North Coast Singers founding artistic director announces retirement

    North Coast Singers founding artistic director announces retirement

    Sally Husch Dean, Founding Artistic Director of the San Diego North Coast Singers (SDNCS) has announced her intention to retire after 26 years of serving the youth choral organization.

  • Encinitas events this week (Oct. 26)

    Encinitas events this week (Oct. 26)

    Dia de los Muertos The family-friendly “Day of the Dead” festival includes performances by San Diego’s top Mariachi Bands and Ballet Folklorico dancers on Oct. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The event will also include art-making workshops for...

  • Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at bit.ly/2KJfyn4. The Pettybreakers Hear the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act on Aug. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Based out of Southern California, this band...

  • Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Three Encinitas high schoolers and a chaperone received a taste of a different culture on a recent visit to Amasuka, Japan. "It was like what you would see online but just 10 times better," said Hannah Berggren, one of three incoming San Dieguito Academy sophomores who was chosen as a delegate...

  • Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    For Rick Collins and Tim Crockett, the mythical Kraken creature — which attacks ships from under the ocean surface — is akin to the mental struggles of post-traumatic stress disorder. "It lives deep down in your soul, and, on occasion, it can come up and just absolutely destroy you," said Collins,...

  • Lux Art Institute names new executive director

    Lux Art Institute in Encinitas has selected Kathleen Stoughton as its new Executive Director following a national search.

  • La Costa Canyon theatre teacher recognized as best in county

    La Costa Canyon theatre teacher recognized as best in county

    Brad Golden believes a teacher’s job is to challenge his or her students. The three-year theatre instructor at La Costa Canyon High School recalled a parent informing him that he was "emotionally challenging" his performers, whose most recent feat was tackling the musical and heart-wrenching show...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 1)

    'The Birds' at SDA San Dieguito Academy presents a modern take on the Greek comedy, "The Birds" on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at 7 p.m. in the school's Liggett Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. For tickets and more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IKXcWL. Free Green Living Tour Walk through some easy...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 25)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2ILzoBj. Memorial Day Tribute American Legion Post 416 and Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 will host a Memorial Day Tribute on May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 210 West F Street. The event will feature...

  • San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    This year, from June 1 to July 4, the San Diego County Fair will have a theme of "How Sweet It Is." Decadent selections include a cotton candy ice cream sandwich and bacon-wrapped baklava.

  • Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Skye Walkers' latest mural, at 2121 Newcastle on the side of the Cardiff Reef Apartments building, features a depiction of pro-surfer Rob Machado riding green-hued waves at sunset at Cardiff State Beach.

  • Encinitas arts program assistant shows own work

    Encinitas arts program assistant shows own work

    Cheryl Ehlers normally helps put on art shows for others. Now, she's unveiling her own talents in a show at the Cardiff Library.

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 18)

    For more information and to view a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2rxVoEY . Memorial Day Tribute American Legion Post 416 and Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 will host a Memorial Day Tribute on May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 210 West F Street. The event will...

  • Cardiff School District reveals final school design plans

    Cardiff School District reveals final school design plans

    Cardiff School District has presented the final site plan to rebuild and remodel Cardiff School. The project is part of a $22 million bond measure passed by 66 percent of Cardiff voters in November 2016. Finalized and presented to the school board, the design was a result of extensive public outreach...

  • Arts Alive auction to be held May 20 in Cardiff

    Arts Alive auction to be held May 20 in Cardiff

    Each banner is an original work of art created by a local artist and will be on display for the last time during the Live Auction.

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 11)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2wpRtA0. Mother's Day Weekend Art, Garden and Studio Tour Bring your mom (or friends) to explore this year's amazing collection of eight distinctive Encinitas and south Carlsbad gardens that are chock full of exciting...

  • Lux executive director announces departure

    Lux executive director announces departure

    After 20 years, Reesey Shaw will transition from her position as the Lux Art Institute's executive director. In a statement released April 26, Shaw — who founded the Encinitas-based Lux in 1998 — announced she was proud of helping the museum find land; getting permits; qualifying the institute...

  • Art Guild presents Mother's Day home tours

    Art Guild presents Mother's Day home tours

    The San Dieguito Art Guild, a nonprofit group, will host the 2018 Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. This is a self-guided, driving tour on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets are good for both days and homes may be re-visited. Take your mom...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 27)

    For more information and for a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2K1dtnm. Spring Street Fair Enjoy more than 450 booths and five live entertainment stages, children's rides, bike valets and a beer garden on April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Encinitas...

  • 'Taking Center Stage': La Costa Canyon Theatre Dept. presents Les Miserables

    'Taking Center Stage': La Costa Canyon Theatre Dept. presents Les Miserables

    La Costa Canyon (LCC) High School’s Theatre department was once coined a “ghost town.” Several years ago, there were barely enough students to fill two theatre classes and participation in theatre was unpopular in an athletic-driven environment. That perception has changed dramatically with the...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 13 to April 16)

    April 16 • Other sex crime - 400 block Cole Ranch Road, 12:07 a.m. April 15 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 200 block Barbara Avenue, 10 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 500 block Mar Vista Drive, 7:30 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 6:30...

  • Passport to Brazil event to take place April 28

    Passport to Brazil event to take place April 28

    The diverse cultural background of Brazil includes many celebrations and festivals that have become known around the world, such as Brazilian Carnival. This colorful culture creates an environment that makes Brazil a popular destination. Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will recreate this culture...

  • Encinitas dance company presents debut performance

    Encinitas dance company presents debut performance

    As she sat watching a play at the La Jolla Playhouse last year, dance teacher Sadie Weinberg had a vision. "If theatre companies can bring in different directors for plays, thus presenting a variety of voices for audiences, why doesn't something similar exist for dance companies?" the Village Park...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 20)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2quNc8S. Arbor Day tree planting event The City of Encinitas will be hosting a free "Arbor Day" event for tree enthusiasts on April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Tree Stewards will...

  • Encinitas artists to showcase work at Mission Federal ArtWalk

    Encinitas artists to showcase work at Mission Federal ArtWalk

    Six Encinitas artists of a variety of media will show their work at the Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy on April 28 and 29.

  • A Saturday brunch with a bang

    A Saturday brunch with a bang

    It was not your ordinary brunch at Belmont Village Senior Living on March 31, when the acclaimed San Diego State Drumline band, called “State of Sound,” under the direction of Tohbias Juniel, marched their way up to the building and into residents’ and visitors’ hearts. SDSU’s Drumline is a part...

  • Artistic flourishes planned for freeway underpasses

    Artistic flourishes planned for freeway underpasses

    Two of the busiest freeway underpasses in Encinitas may be gaining an artistic makeover, as well as new bike lanes and sidewalks. A thick ribbon of mosaic work designed by a professional artist could wind along the walls approaching the Encinitas Boulevard underpass, while dozens of student-created...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 13)

    Brat and Beer Fest Olivenhain Town Council presents the 46th annual Brat and Beer Fest on April 29. The day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, will include local craft beers, wine, soda and authentic German brats. For more information, visit www.olivenhain.org...

  • Lifelong Leucadian presents first photography show

    Lifelong Leucadian presents first photography show

    A life-long Leucadian will present her first-ever photography show beginning April 14. Cheyenne Arnold, 29, first seriously picked up a camera a few years ago. A former social media coordinator, Arnold said creativity had always been a part of her life. "Looking at what I liked about the job, it...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 6)

    Pickin' Pear Concert Tia Martini and Leon Elam will perform at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Boulevard in Carlsbad, on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The pair applies non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music. Together...

  • Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Barbara Gay, of Carmel Valley, and Libby Nickel, of Poway, teamed up last summer to create the "Travis and Mollie" children's book series.

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