ArtSplash to combine art and community care

CARLSBAD — The ArtSplash chalk art festival seeks clean, gently used men’s, women’s and children’s apparel it will make into art, then donate.
The clothing and shoes will be fashioned into a collage depicting a beloved children’s character (to be determined) at ArtSplash, which takes place in Carlsbad on Armada Drive, between Cannon and Palomar Airport roads, on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26. After the festival, the apparel will be donated to North County Community Services for distribution to those in need.
People who wish to contribute to this monumental “portrait of caring” can place their clean, gently used apparel in a bag and drop it off on the porch at the home studio of ArtSplash artist Ron Juncal at 3745 Highland Drive by Sept. 10. For directions or information, e-mail him at
“Each year, we strive to present exciting new features while retaining the fun faves event-goers have come to love, such as magnificent chalk replicas of famous masterpieces created on the street and other family-friendly arts, music, entertainment and food,” ArtSplash Chairwoman Joni Miringoff said. “This year, in addition to supporting arts and music programs in North County schools, we wanted to provide a communitywide benefit. To that end, longtime ArtSplash mainstays Ron Juncal and Phyllis Swanson are gathering apparel. Throughout ArtSplash weekend, they will create a wondrous collage that event-goers can watch come to life on the north end of Armada Drive. Afterward, the artwork will be dismantled and the articles of clothing will be enjoyed by new recipients.”
For more information on ArtSplash, a community celebration for arts education, visit


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