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LeucadiART Walk celebrates art and soul of Encinitas

Fine art, live art, children’s art, live dance, craft beer and live music will make Leucadia come alive on Aug. 28 during the 12th annual LeucadiART Walk.

“Whether you’re a longtime Leucadian or a regional visitor, you’ll enjoy perusing the esteemed collection of local artists at the LeucadiART Walk,” Carris Rhodes, executive director of the Leucadia 101 Main Street, said in a release. “Art and eclecticism have always been hallmarks of Leucadia. For the 12th annual event, we have added a variety of ways the community can enjoy the arts through dance, live art, children’s art and music.”

The revamped event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature a variety of live art activities, including the painting of a giant 20- by 30-foot wall at 718 N. Coast Highway 101. Through a grant from the city of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation the art walk will actually have seven live art demo locations, including a pottery demonstration by local legends at The Wheel, leather working demos, oil painting, silk painting and basketry weaving.

The grant also helped create the opportunity for live dance performances as Leucadia 101 Main Street has partnered with the Encinitas Performing Arts Workshop to create a special piece for the event that will be performed every 30 minutes in the barrel room at Solterra Winery and Kitchen, 934 N. Coast Highway 101. Additional dance performances by Issador Duncan Dance Technique will run throughout the event and art walk attendees will not want to miss Ballet Folklorico at 1160 N. Coast Highway 101 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Fifteen live musicians will complement the fun throughout the day.

Sponsored by Scripp’s Health, and with the help of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and the Oceanside Museum of Art, the Children’s Art Pavilion at 616 N. Coast Highway 101 features live music and four different children’s art activities. The pavilion will have a changing station and a water bottle refill location.

For the adults, a craft beer garden at 580 N. Coast Highway 101 is serving up Port Brewing Co. and Lost Abbey Beers, along with live music. Open from 1 to 7 p.m., the beer garden can be enjoyed after the rest of the event wraps up at 5 p.m.

Attendees can avoid traffic by parking at Encinitas City Hall, 505. S. Vulcan Ave., and jumping on the Magic Bus to get to and from the event. Those tired of walking can hop on the bus for free at marked locations along Highway 101.

Organizers want the LeucadiART Walk to be a way to connect with local artists and merchants. The event is made possible through a grant from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, as well as local sponsors.

— Submitted press release


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