Art banners of Downtown Encinitas Landmarks by artist Jim McConlogue will brighten 101 courtesy of the Downtown Encinitas Merchants Association. Courtesy photo

Encinitas brings gift of art to streets


ENCINITAS — In an effort to dress up its coastal corridor, the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) will be hanging new banners depicting downtown landmarks this week. They will be up in time for visitors to enjoy during the Holiday Parade.DEMA commissioned local artist, Jim McConlogue, to create six iconic scenes including the La Paloma Theatre, the Boathouses, Moonlight Beach, the Self-Realization Fellowship Lotus Tower, Swami’s Beach and the Pumpkin Patch.

“I knew Jim would be the perfect artist to paint these for us,” said DEMA Executive Director, Dody Crawford. “He has already painted other banners for the Arts Alive Banner Project that are so iconic. He has done the same for us with this series.”

McConlogue lives in Encinitas with his wife and three children. He paints with oil, both in plein-air and out of his home studio. He is currently working on a number of commissioned paintings, and his original oils are being shown at the Leucadia Art Gallery and Corner Frame Shop in Leucadia and the Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla.

McConlogue has reproduced the downtown images as smaller fine art giclees on canvas and is pleased to offer them to the public for sale.

For more information on the artist, visit For further information on the banners, visit



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