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Arts in Auction

ENCINITAS — The banners came down and the bids went up on Sunday, marking the end of this year’s iteration of the annual Arts Alive Encinitas banner project.

A live auctioning off of the banners is the traditional end of the event, which is put on by the 101 Artists’ Colony, the Leucadia 101 Main Street and Cardiff 101 Main Street Associations.

The event, which has been a staple in the community for at least 16 years, also inspired a neighborhood in San Francisco to implement the same project in their neighborhood this year, with help from Danny Salzhandler, president of the 101 Artists’ Colony.

From left: Auctioneer Rich Houk, Supervisor Dave Roberts, Executive Director of Cardiff 101 Main Street Association Annika Walden and Danny Salzhandler, president of the 101 Artists’ Colony before the begin of the annual Arts Alive Encinitas banner auction on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaArt patrons look over the banner one last time before the live auction event begins. Photo by Tony CagalaArt patrons look over the banner one last time before the live auction event begins. Photo by Tony CagalaVolunteers help to untie the banners before being put on the auction block. Photo by Tony CagalaThe first banner, “Life Outside the Shell,” by artist Diana Bartletti is displayed for the live auction. Photo by Tony CagalaDanny Salzhandler, president of the 101 Artists’ Colony, removes some of the banners for auction. Photo by Tony CagalaA patron places a bid on a banner. Photo by Tony CagalaAuctioneer Rich Houk seeks out bidders during the annual Arts Alive Encinitas banner auction. Photo by Tony Cagala

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