Thank You Banners for Frontline Workers

In Partnership with the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) is pleased to release a set of banners, created by local artists, to thank frontline workers who have courageously worked to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Featured in: San Diego Union-Tribune Encinitas Advocate & Newsbreak

Will you submit a message of gratitude and support to our frontline workers?

    Acceptable Submissions: Message, Photo, Drawing or Artwork

    Or, if you wish you email photos, artwork or a message to Encinitasarts@gmail.com.

    (We’ve had an outpouring of positive support, scroll down below to read all the messages we have already received!)

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    Press Release

    In Partnership with the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) is pleased to release a set of banners, created by local artists, to thank frontline workers who have courageously worked to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists Kirsten Francis, Deanne Sabeck, Patricia Frischer, Naimeh Woodward, and Sean Hnedak created the banners and are members of EFA. The banners will be displayed at prominent locations on Encinitas Blvd., Via Cantebria and at the Encinitas Library.

    EFA, a community based nonprofit arts and culture organization, commissioned artists to create the banners to show gratitude for health care workers, first responders, frontline, and essential workers. “This is a small but important gesture and one way the arts can step forward to serve our community,” said Naimeh Woodward, President of Encinitas Friends of the Arts. “As we face difficult and uncertain times together, the generosity of our community inspires us to move forward with hope, optimism and resolve.”

    “This is a small but important gesture and one way the arts can step forward to serve our community,” said Naimeh Woodward, President of Encinitas Friends of the Arts. “As we face difficult and uncertain times together, the generosity of our community inspires us to move forward with hope, optimism and resolve.”

    A website page has been created for the project. The community is invited to submit messages of gratitude and support to encinitasarts@gmail.com. The messages, along with images of the banners and additional information, can be viewed at www.encinitasarts.org or by using the QR code located on each banner. For more information, please email encinitasarts@gmail.com.

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    EFA has made significant strides toward its goal of elevating arts and culture. Established in March 2014 by the City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts, the organization partners with the City of Encinitas to enrich arts and culture in the community through programs and fundraising. Programs include the Passport Series, Encinitas Dia de los Muertos, public art, and arts education for children and youth: Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito, offering year-round dance instruction and performance opportunities. To learn more about EFA, please visit: www.encinitasarts.org.

    Submissions:

    “I am so happy to be a part of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts & see the amazing results of the “Thank You” banner program honoring and thanking our front line healthcare workers. These individuals are putting themselves at risk to make everyone as safe as possible & directly caring for those needing care. The sacrifices they make for strangers, their friends and families are very courageous acts indeed. Please reach out to support this program, if available. Thanks.” – Brent Ringoot

    “Heartfelt thanks to all of our healthcare workers, essential workers, and volunteers who have been caring for all of us for almost a year now. We especially would like to highlight the nurses and doctors of Scripps Encinitas who helped my co-worker in the Covid ICU with such love and compassion.” – Angela Jackson

    “Thank you to all the frontline workers in healthcare and restaurant workers and grocery workers , CRC volunteers and staff. And anyone out there that helped keep things going for us all. Very nice of Naimeh Woodard this organize this and great work by the artists to honor them all.” – Clint Burkett

    “My family and I sincerely want to thank those in our community who are working so diligently to protect the community and help us though this stressful time.” – Deanne Sabeck

    “My husband and I send our most sincerely thanks to everyone that is helping us through this difficult time. You are our heroes and we are so grateful for your continued service to our community. Without you we have no idea how we would survive these times. We recognize the huge sacrifices you are making and want you to know how valued you all are.” -Patricia Frischer

    Lynne Hamontree

    Leucadia Flowers- the name is from the Latin name meaning bright, shining, gleaming. Pure as the light, Saint Leocadia. Our courageous workers are our Beacon of hope, our bright light.  

    “Thank you for showing our hometown heroes that we appreciate all their hard work” – Ann Fuller

    “A big thank you to our front line workers! Beautiful banner by Sean Hnedak!” – Tawn Babcock

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