North Coast Current

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

“A California Mermaid,” shown March 22, is one of 101 banners on light posts along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. The banner, by Lauren Tannehill, is part of the Arts Alive project. (North Coast Current photo)

Helen Hawes

March 26, 2013

Silent bidding has already lifted the value of the Arts Alive banners that flutter along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas from Leucadia to Cardiff. The 101 banners may seem to vary wildly in subject matter, but they all have one thing in common: they’re celebrations of living a seaside life. From mermaids,...

Arts Alive banner project returns

February 12, 2013

ENCINITAS — The Arts Alive banner project returns for its 14th year with unveiling reception Feb. 16, noon to 4 p.m. at 1950 N. Coast Highway in Leucadia. The project is presented by The 101 Artists’ Colony, Cardiff 101 MainStreet and Leucadia 101 MainStreet, and sponsored by Hansen Surf Shop, Cardiff...

Winter Poetry Slam set for Feb. 24

February 12, 2013

ENCINITAS — Full Moon Poets presents its next La Paloma Winter Poetry Slam on Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at the La Paloma Theatre in downtown Encinitas, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. Admission is free. Poets who want to enter should arrive at 5 p.m., organizers said in an announcement. Full Moon Poets presents poetry...

School marks garden opening

A new mural by Bob Hord and the 101 Artists' Colony has been installed at the Paul Ecke Central School garden. (Photo courtesy of Paul Ecke Central School)

North Coast Current

August 18, 2012

Paul Ecke Central School celebrates the opening of its garden and new produce shed with the start of school Aug. 20, the Encinitas Unified School District announced. The garden is designed to be a hands-on learning experience for the elementary school’s students, who will learn to grow food through...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Arts Alive banners featuring a portrait of late Encinitas City Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan are now on full display along North Coast Highway 101. (Photo by Chris Earley)

Christopher Earley

April 21, 2012

Once again, a controversial piece of art has cast the city of Encinitas into the spotlight. June 2011 found the city amid a debate regarding whether a mosaic dubbed the “Surfing Madonna,” which was illegally placed underneath a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard, was graffiti or a piece of art. Less t...

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