Thursday, August 2, 2018

Encinitas Friends of the Arts Flea Market

 by Patricia Frischer with photos by John Campbell

Art/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Friends of the Arts Flea Market  was held this year at the Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave with lots of parking next to the booths, in the lower lot and train station parking facilities. About 900 shoppers showed up to explore the goodies offered by artist, arts organizations and creative community.  
 EFA was proud of all the money raised  to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and their arts and culture projects including Dia de los Muertos.    Vendors and the public seem to enjoy the day enormously. 

I was there as I had donated my art books to EFA and it was such a pleasure to see some of my favorite reference books get new homes. Purchasers were often so generous to give more than the low marked prices as this is such a worthy cause.

The beautiful setting along the coast gave cool breezes on this bright sunny day. 

Yummy treats were on offer donated by Noodles on El Camino and VG Donuts

A Sign of the times and a reminder that the EFA puts on Passport events from all over the world.

A great selection of vendors tempted buyers from musical instruments to custom made couture.

Brent Ringgoot  a new board member of the EFA, rides off on a new bicycle, helping to keep his carbon footprint down.

Garth Murphy from Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance at Pacific View shared his private collection of large canvases. 

Great Kilim rugs added glamour to the parking lot.

Naimeh Woodward, president of the EFA board, was the force behind this event, but an army of colorful volunteers. 

EFA is especially grateful for the support of the City of Encinitas who hosted this event on their property. Cheryl Ehler, below, on the city's arts administration staff was everywhere lending a hand. 

Mark Jesinoski, artist now living in Fallbrook helped loads of kids to add their marks to a joint painting. Mark is well known for his work with veterans in the arts. . 

A large number of dogs as always were present at any Encinitas outdoor event. This is just one lucky one riding in style. 

Two lovely ladies graced the day in costume to add glamour and elan to the day. 

Who doesn't like ice cream on a summer's day King Kream was there to fill that desire. 

The afternoon brought out a very special performance by the Ballet Folklorico de San Diego, a local dance school for children ages 7-16 supported by the EFA. There are currently more than 40 children enrolled in this program. . 

Cookies for all!

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