Banner art auction goes down in Cardiff

ENCINITAS — It’s time again for the Encinitas Arts Alive Auction 2014 to be held June 8.

The reception begins at 1:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 2 p.m. at the Cardiff Town Center Plaza, 2031 San Elijo Ave. The art banners painted by local artists have been displayed on the light standards along the Coast Highway from Leucadia through Encinitas and down to Cardiff-by-the-Sea for three months.

Buyers and fans can get a good look at all 103 paintings that will be hanging in the Cardiff Town Center Plaza from 10 a.m. until Auctioneer Rich Houk starts the bidding at 2 p.m. This annual art exhibit is produced by the 101 Artists’ Colony, Cardiff 101 Main Street and Leucadia 101 Main Street. Half of the sale price goes to the artist and the other half to the three non-profit organizations that produce the event. The art banners give the Coast Highway 101 a wonderful splash of color and creativity and with a minimum bid starting at $150 a bidder, gives local art lovers an opportunity to own a piece of original Encinitas Art to hang inside or outside.

Silent bids are now being taken by calling Leucadia 101 Main Street at (760) 436-2320 and can be made at the live auction until the live bidding starts at 2 p.m. The 2014 Arts Alive Banner Collection can also be viewed online at This year’s sponsors are media sponsor The Coast News Group, Cardiff Seaside Market, Scripps, Spy Optic and Off Track Gallery-San Dieguito Art Guild.



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