After taking a hiatus in 2019, the 101 Artists’ Colony is once again presenting the Encinitas Arts Alive Banner Exhibit. The banners will be revealed at an Unveiling Reception on Saturday, March 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Senior/Community Center on Balour. They will then be displayed from lampposts along the Historic Coast Highway 101 from La Costa Avenue in Leucadia, continuing through Encinitas and ending at Cardiff’s Restaurant Row and Seaside Market’s parking lot.
One of the favorite art events in North County, this year marks the 20th year that the Artists’ Colony has invited area artists ranging from high school age to a 101-year-old to participate in the six-mile art show.
Silent bidding on the banners begins at the Unveiling Reception and may also be placed during the exhibit on the Coast Highway by calling 760-473-5164 until June 12. The entire collection consisting of 62 original works of art will then be on final display and auctioned off at the Live Auction to be held at the Seaside Market Plaza in Cardiff on June 14.
Sponsors for the 2020 exhibit are Hansen Surf Shop, Cardiff Seaside Market, and Leucadia 101 Main Street. This year’s exhibit is dedicated to Morgan Mallory. Mallory, who opened Corner Frame Shop over 40 years ago, passed away recently leaving a legacy of keeping art alive in Encinitas. He started the LeucadiART Walk and was instrumental in many other art and cultural community events that will endure through the years.
Come to the Unveiling Reception to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and bid on your favorite pieces of the 62 works of fine art.