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Eclectic art hits Solana Beach rail trail

SOLANA BEACH — An eclectic assortment of visual and performing arts took over a one-mile stretch of Coast Highway 101 during the city’s annual Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail, which was voted the Best Event in San Diego County in 2010.
The event, which took place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 east of Coast Highway 101 between Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Via de la Valle, included everything from banners, masks and musical pantomimes to a living statue, stilt walkers and a trio of fashion-savvy swines.
Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail allows participants to celebrate the arts, enjoy the trail, bid on artwork, create masks or just enjoy the sights and sounds.
Rory Price, 7, of Encinitas said her favorite display was the three pigs adorned with jewelry, high heels and eyelashes. Solana Beach resident Ava Burger, 8, enjoyed dancing with a stilt walker.
Nick and Jake Morago, also from Solana Beach, were attending the event for the first time with their parents. They said the swanky swines were pretty funny.