Arts Alive

Arts Alive Auction May 21, 2017

Join Leucadia 101 and The 101 Artists’ Colony for the 2017 Arts Alive Banner live Auction on May 21, 2017 from 2 pm-4 pm at The Cardiff Town Center (2007 San Elijo Ave) .

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Each year the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit features 101 local artist creations in a fantastic display of color on the lamp posts along a 6 mile stretch of historic Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia, Encinitas and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. See the 2017 banners for the first time at the unveiling and place your starting bids on your favorite ones!

Janet Lawless Christ & Co. is the generous 2017 sponsor of Leucadia’s banners and public art for the whole community to enjoy. Janet and her team are top producing realtors for Coldwell Banker Previews specializing in representing buyers and sellers alike throughout San Diego North County coastal real estate. Janet is ranked in the top 1% internationally for the Coldwell Banker Presidential Premiere and has consistently been recognized as the number one real estate agent with the highest individual property sales production for the San Diego and Temecula Valley Region.

Janet is also a contributing artist to the 2017 Arts Alive Program. Look for her beautiful piece entitled ‘Peace on the Beach’ that will be hanging in downtown Encinitas this spring. Hansen’s Surfboards, The Coast News Group and Cardiff Seaside Market are also generous sponsors of this beloved program!


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2017 Leucadia Banner Artists:

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Through an intertwined series of traveling and coincidence Isaac Mitchell now finds himself living in Leucadia, the town he was born but never grew up. He is a New England trained designer that after graduation spent 4 years traveling to 30 some countries and spent a year sailing a low horseshoe across the Atlantic back to the States. Inspired by travel, the ocean, nature and the community here in Southern California. He is now the Creative Director of Owl House Creative agency in Leucadia.


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Garit Imhoff is is working graphic artist, musician, teacher and professional entertainer for for about fifty years and a resident of Leucadia for the last thirty. He is currently a docent at the Oceanside Museum of Art and performs as a Artist/ Teacher for the Center for World Music. He can found most Sundays at the Leucadia Farmers Market painting faces and twisting balloons for the community. His African inspired group, Zimbeat, plays shows around town.



2017 is Judy Mock’s eighth wonderful year painting banners as a part of Encinitas Art Alive 101.When she’s not painting banners as a member of COAL Gallery she feels privileged to be able to sell her cards and artwork in front of the Carlsbad Resort Hotel on weekends. Her favorite media is watercolor. Judy also work in oils and acrylics. Her email is



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Marissa Quinn was born and raised in Encinitas where she spent her formative years developing a biological and spiritual understanding of the balance of coastal habitats. She graduated with a BFA and MFA in painting and drawing from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, CA. Quinn has a large-scale drawing in the Lancaster Museum of Art and History’s permanent collection entitled “Cyclical Paradoxologies”.
Quinn combines realism and surrealism with her black and grey pen-and-ink drawings of endangered flora and fauna, often through anthropomorphic and dreamlike compositions. She enjoys working with marine biologists and environmental conservation groups as research tools to inform the accuracy and relevancy of her drawings. One might sense elements of indigenous storytelling and ancient mythology in her work, which she describes as the connection of all forms of life through the cycle, the circle, and the ouroboros (an ancient source of hope for humanity).
Local Encinitas artist Steve Burrows shows his love of surf, travel & adventures through his art.  You have also seen his art around town at the Leucadia Roadside Park with his Utility Box “Leucadia Soul” Follow him along at


Casey Gomez is a self taught artist from Southern California, Casey Gomez takes an organic approach to pen & ink. Specializing in clean, repetitive lines influenced by ancient art forms such as sacred geometry and mandalas. Each piece drawn without a sketch or plan, letting the design evolve from a felt sense to a tangible image.

Dustin Ortiz is an artist and designer from the small, coastal town of Encinitas located in Southern California. Known as a melting pot for surfers, skateboarders and creatives alike, Encinitas has been fundamental in the development of his work. Dustin’s professional life has taken him to many corners of the world and it is through those experiences–and his hometown influences–that his art is inspired.

Over the past 15 years Dustin has contributed work as a graphic designer for brands such as Nixon, adidas Skateboarding, Park City, GoldCoast and Yes. Snowboards, among others. Dustin currently lives in Encinitas, CA with his wife and 2 dogs.

Nikelle Lovas

Micah Hogan

Tierney Moses

Brad Schneider

Karob Studios

Jeff Linsenbard

Debe Hersey

Janice Erickson Nolan

Hilary Bell

Jeanette Shires

Evan Luth

Arts Alive is one of our most beloved public art projects in the City of Encinitas. The Leucadia Main Street is proud to participate every year and showcase some of our most inspired artists! To view the banners after mid-March 2017 visit

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