Monday, October 31, 2022

Breaking Ground in Encinitas for the Arts + Day of the Dead

 by Patricia Frischer

It was a great day for Encinitas on October 28 when we celebrated the symbolic ground breaking for the renovation of the Pacific View Art Center.  The center is due to open to the public in 2024. The renovation contract went to Conan Construction Inc. for $4.56 million and a 20 percent contingency fund. Plus $800,00 will go to Kleinfelder Construction Services to manage and inspect the construction project. Photos: Patricia Frischer

Shovels and hardhats to the ready

Sand sculpture creation

Visual arts represented. Dog paying rapt attention
to Mayor Blakespear's remarks

One, two three...Hurrah!

Danny Salzhandler, Ecninitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear,
Naimeh Woodward (Encinitas Friends of the Arts), Councilman Tony Kranz

Mayor Blakespear and her Aunt Rosemary KimBal,
ardent Pacific View Art Center Supporters

The next day was another successful Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, celebration at the Encinitas Community Center orchestrated, produced and sponsored by the Encinitas Friends of the Arts with Naimeh Woodward leading the charge with lots of city, county and private donations and tons of volunteers.  Photos for this event by John Campbell. 

Community Ofrenda

Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club

Super face painting

Aztec Dancers 

Stage performances by Ballet Folklórico de San Dieguito, Ballet Folklórico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Mariachi Nuevo San Diego, Mariachi Estado de Oro

Tissue flowers, sugar skulls making and art displays abound

Safe broadcast of all the performances outside and food trucks. 


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