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SOLANA BEACH: Celebrate Arts Alive on Sept. 22

September 19, 2013

SOLANA BEACH — The city of Solana Beach hosts its annual Arts Alive event Sept. 22 from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's event marks the completion of the city's Highway 101 streetscape project. Information: 858-720-2454. The North Coast Current welcomes your community news. Submit upcoming event ...

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

Helen Hawes

March 25, 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...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Christopher Earley

April 20, 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...

Council OKs Houlihan banners

Christopher Earley

April 11, 2012

In the wake of public outcry and threats of litigation, the Encinitas City Council voted Wednesday to allow banners depicting the image of late council member Maggie Houlihan to be displayed. Houlihan’s image, placed on the backs of the 100 Arts Alive banners hanging on light poles along North Coast...

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