LeucadiART Walk returns to Encinitas on Aug. 28


A sign at La Costa Avenue and Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia directs drivers east to Interstate 5. (Photo by Doug Berry, iStock Getty Images)

News Release

Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association presents its 16th Annual LeucadiART Walk, Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free community event is held along North Coast Highway 101 between Encinitas for Equality, 1900 North Coast Highway 101, and Coastal Animal Hospital, 434 North Coast Highway 101. Highway 101 will come alive with fine art, live art demos, live dance performances and live music as well as a libation garden.

“LeucadiART Walk is a truly honest representation of the art and soul here in our neighborhood,” Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Executive Director Brittany Coralles said. “After a long hiatus, our organization is anxious to get the community and families down to our local plazas for some thoughtful shopping to support our community culture. Leucadia 101 Mainstreet is excited to welcome its residents back to stroll along the 101 and support both the fine art artists and mainstreet businesses. Sales from purchases go directly to the artists. LeucadiaART Walk is free to all to attend, and we encourage biking, walking, and skating to the event.”

North Coast Link logo.New this year, LeucadiART Walk offers a free electric bike training class, led by BCycle, where participants can train with a BCycle representative and learn the electric bike rules of the road. Those who complete the training through a certified instructor will receive a special gift from BCycle. Training times are 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Those interested can email [email protected] to sign up as soon as possible. Space is limited.

Live music can be enjoyed by all at various art locations. The lineup includes Ben Powell, Leucadia 101 Battle of the Bands runner up Juvenile Seagulls, and more. The Children’s Art Pavilion at Head Start, 616 North Coast Highway 101, will feature live performances by Encinitas School of Music. Kids can listen to music while participating in a free 20 minute painting class led by Paint Party USA owner Karria Bordin.

For visitors ages 21 and over, Leucadia 101 is hosting a Beer Garden located at Noni Salon, 704 North Coast Highway 101. Visitors can enjoy local favorites Culture Brewing, Kings and Convicts, and Bambucha while listening to live music by Nena Anderson, Second Harvest, Wag Halen and more. Beer garden doors open at noon and close at 4 p.m.

Attendees may park at the La Costa Ave. Park and Ride, 710 La Costa Ave., and board a free, open air trolley between 9:30 a.m and 4 p.m that stops along the art walk route.The last trolley that returns to the Park and Ride is at 5:15 p.m.

LeucadiART Walk is made possible by following local business sponsors Alila Marea Beach Resort, Queenstage, Longhouse Wealth Management, and Peter Curry / Cushman & Wakefield Private Capital Group. Additional support comes from Culture Brewing, Kings and Convicts, and Bambucha.

The Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association is a nonprofit that works in partnership with its neighborhood, business owners, property owners, the city of Encinitas and the County of San Diego to preserve and revitalize the Leucadia North Coast Highway 101 Corridor. It offers a variety of events each year aimed at creating a unique atmosphere for its residents to explore the local community.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit leucadia101.com.

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