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Organization to sponsor work of art for LeucadiART Walk

The Aug. 28 LeucadiART Walk, presented by Leucadia Main Street 101, will have a special feature this year as a sizable wall along the historic Highway 101 corridor will be the newest space for artists to creatively enhance the community.

The wall is a southern-facing, blank canvas at 718 N. Coast Hwy 101. Artists are invited to submit proposals in any medium to create a unique piece of art. There will be an artist stipend of at least $2,500 and all supplies and rentals associated with creating the piece will be paid for as well.

The installation of this large scale exterior project will coincide with the upcoming LeucadiART Walk on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In its 12th year, The LeucadiART Walk is North County’s largest fine art event, bringing 5,000 people to Leucadia for a full day of festivities that include live art demos, a craft beer garden, live music, live dance and a Children’s Art Pavilion made possible by Scripps Health, the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

Artists submitting proposals must be available to work live on the day of the LeucadiART Walk.

“This is a unique opportunity to stretch the boundaries of public art as we have seen it so far in Leucadia,” Carris Rhodes, executive director of Leucadia 101 Main Street Association, said in a news release. “We really encourage artists to be as wild as they want to be with their submissions, it would be great to see texture, mixed media or collaborations emerge from this project.”

To see this project to the finish line, Leucadia 101 Main Street will be partnering with the property owner and the Leucadia Arts and Cultural Foundation — a brand new community-based nonprofit organization. Grant funding from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Mizel Family Foundation city of Encinitas Grant Program is making this gift to the community possible.

Interested artists should submit their work to carris@leucadia101.com and full application requirements can be found at www.leucadia101.com. All applications must be received by Aug. 10 and the selected applicant will be notified by Aug. 17. Applicants must be prepared to begin work almost immediately after being selected.

For more information, contact the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association at 760-436-2320.

— Submitted press release


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