Arts Alive 2018: Iconic tributes, oceanic inspiration, and local flavor

January 9, 2018

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 2018 banners for the first time at the unveiling and place your starting bids on your favorite ones! 

This year’s Arts Alive artists include returning artists, local business owners, and some exciting new names. Read on for a list of participating artists and consider joining the community at the unveiling ceremony, March 10, at Pacific View Elementary School, now known at Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance. More details to come!

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. 

This will be Judy Mock’sninth 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 works in oils and acrylics. Her email is

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

Other Arts Alive include:

Hilary BellDebe HerseyJeff LinsenbardJanice Erickson NolanBrad SchneiderJeanette ShiresTierney MosesBrian SeghersTheresa GiolzettiZach ArreolaKylie Carnes  Robert BenderMatt Hayward of Chovy Art

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