Fall Fantasy Multi-Media Arts Reception to be held at Solana Beach City Hall

The Solana Beach Art Association will hold its annual reception “Fall Fantasy” on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend the event. The fine art work of several of the artists who are members of the association will be on display for attendees to enjoy. The exhibition will be held at the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, located at 635 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach.

There will be a food and refreshments reception followed by flash fiction readings at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The readings are being dedicated to Lisa Stefanacci, former owner of Book Works in Del Mar, who recently passed away after being in a tragic car accident.

Dan McClenaghan, Scott Gressit, Sharon Rosen Leib, Jeanne Ferris and Diane Welch are included in the line-up of flash fiction readers. The story prompt words are “fall” and “fantasy” with several unique and entertaining interpretations of the words creatively woven into the final pieces which will last a brief three minutes when read out loud.

Rounding out the reception is John Paul Welch, musician and vocalist, who is a member of Canyon Crest Academy’s prestigious Vocal Conservatory. He will perform a medley of current popular songs with his acoustic guitar.

This is a free family event and everyone is invited to attend. The SBAA is a local association that embraces all of the arts. Founded by five Solana Beach-based women – Christie Beniston, Sharon Rosen Leib, Amber Irwin, Carol Beth Rodriguez and Diane Welch –t he group welcomes artists of all disciplines to join as active members or others to join as friends of the artists.

Annual membership fees of $25 fund public arts events that are held in Solana Beach throughout the year. Contact Carol Beth Rodriguez at for more information or visit