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ArtSplash 2009 offers palette of art and fun

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad’s ArtSplash chalk art festival dives into town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Sept. 27, along Armada Drive between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road.
Both admission and parking are free, as are art demonstrations by artists like James Lukinich, Scott Wade and Joey Chavez, plus hands-on art-making opportunities, and music and entertainment, including Fern Street Circus. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County schools.
ArtSplash Chairwoman Joni Miringoff believes the magic of ArtSplash lies in its accessibility. “In contrast to ordinary arts festivals, in which event-goers simply view art, ArtSplash invites people to create artworks of all kinds,” Miringoff said.
Wood sculptor Lukinich will demonstrate his chainsaw handiwork while selling his creations, including totems, mantle pieces and furniture.
Texan Wade has gained national acclaim for his quirky “Dirty Car Art” creations. He plans to create a masterpiece on a dusty vehicle throughout ArtSplash weekend.
Chavez will construct a life-size coral reef comprised of recycled electronic components donated by Our Planet Recycling of Escondido. “I am eager to show the public that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
For additional information, visit, or call (760) 436-2828.

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