2nd Annual Encinitas Flea Market Moves to City Hall

2nd Annual Encinitas Flea Market Moves to City Hall 

An artist-led marketplace for art, vintage and treasures.

 

Encinitas, CA. Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will host the 2nd annual Encinitas Flea Market
on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the parking lot of Encinitas City
Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas CA 92024. Original art, clothing, vintage items, jewelry,
collectables, antiques, books, and treasures, will be available for purchase from a mix of
collectors and vendors. Flea market finds can be ideal for early holiday gift giving at excellent
prices. “The flea market will feature treasures from many of our local artists. It is their way to
give back to the community and support the arts,” said EFA president Naimeh Woodward.
“We’re excited to host it this year at City Hall in the heart of downtown.”

Entry fee is $2. Proceeds from the flea market will be utilized for Encinitas Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead), set for Saturday, October 27, which celebrates Latino culture. The flea
market will also feature henna painting for feet and fingers, photo opportunities for Instagram
and Facebook postings, artist-led visual art activities for kids and an ice cream truck. Free
parking will be available at City Hall and the Coaster Station on Vulcan Avenue. Vendors,
interested in participating, may sign up at www.encinitasarts.org

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. EFA programs include the Passport Series, Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration, new public art, and arts education programs for children and youth: Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito, offering year-round dance instruction, and a Mariachi Band program, which provides instruments, instruction and training. Donations to EFA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 100% of proceeds will be used to fund programs for the community. To learn more about EFA, please visit: www.encinitasarts.org.

Encinitas Advocate Article: Passport to Brazil & Newsletter

The Encinitas Advocate Publishes Passport to Brazil Recap & Photos

 

Encinitas Friends of the Arts presented Passport to Brazil April 28 at the Encinitas Community Center. Event attendees had the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil, including performances by many of Southern California’s finest artists and performers. Visit www.encinitasarts.org.

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Encinitas Friends of the Arts- Passport to Brazil Recap

Passport to Brazil April 2018

Quill CloudEncinitas Friends of the Art presented Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 f at the Encinitas Community Center and it was like having a night in Rio. The room was transformed, the food was outstanding and the dancing was contagious.

Pictures by Patricia Frischer and John Campbell.

Quill CloudNaimeh Tahna Woodward, the queen of Passport to Brazil. Her parties are not to be missed.

One of the missions of EFA is to celebrate diversity through arts and culture at the same time as raising funds for much needed arts programs in the city. So a party like this is a win win for everybody.

Quill CloudQuill CloudThe MC for the evening was Brent Ringoot with a translation assist from Ana Helena Silveira

Quill Cloud.Mayor of Encinitas, Catherine Blakespeare made opening remarks and was a special guest

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Quill CloudCajuina is a San Diego based band specializing in authentic Forró, Samba, Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira. Performers include Bahia-born Lucas Lima on guitar and vocals, Stefanie Schmitz on saxophone and clarinet, Emi Cara on percussion, and Ben Rempel on drums. They are best known for getting a high energy dance party started.

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Quill CloudSuper Sonic Samba School plays traditional samba rhythms of Brazil, featuring live percussionists, singers and dancers. The school was founded in 1990 with the mission to spread the vibrant Brazilian culture through drum and dance. www.sambasd.org

Quill CloudBrazilian dancer Dina Bedenko also performed. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Energia Entertainment, producing and curating cultural events, and merging visual and performing arts.

Quill CloudQuill CloudThe back ground for the performers was created by Patricia Frischer consisteing of four 7’ banners. The banners are an homage to major Brazilian artist, Tarsila do Amaral (1886–1973), who is known as the mother of contemporary art in that country with a style called tropical abstraction.

Quill CloudArtist Heather Gibb will display her exotic masks, which are hand-crafted from papier-mâché, and designed for theatre costumes. They are beautiful and functional artwork.

Quill CloudPainting by Aline Spellmeier

Quill CloudBarrels & Branches Nursery as part of the shopping at the Brazilian marketplace

Quill CloudDelicious Brazilian-inspired food and drink was provided by Da Fazenda.

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Attendees enjoy making Samba Shakers helped by some of the youngest volunteers.

Quill CloudRaffle tickets for 6 gift baskets full of goodies. How about the lucky one who won The Girl From Ipanema (Tropical Purse, Music CD, Brazilian Flag Pendant Necklace, Airbrush Tanning Session, Bikini Basic Sugaring Melt & Wax).

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Encinitas Advocate: Passport to Brazil Article

The Encinitas Advocate has published an article about EFA’s Passport to Brazil. 

Passport to Brazil event to take place April 28

The diverse cultural background of Brazil includes many celebrations and festivals that have become known around the world, such as Brazilian Carnival. This colorful culture creates an environment that makes Brazil a popular destination. Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will recreate this culture at Passport to the Brazil, on April 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. In keeping with EFA’s mission to celebrate diversity through arts and culture, the event will foster an appreciation and fresh awareness of ancient and modern Brazil, and raise funds for much-needed arts programs in the city.

“Passport to the Brazil” will feature many of Southern California’s finest cultural artists, musicians and dancers. Cajuina is a San Diego-based band specializing in authentic Forró, Samba, Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira. Performers include Bahia-born Lucas Lima on guitar and vocals, Stefanie Schmitz on saxophone and clarinet, Emi Cara on percussion, and Ben Rempel on drums. They are best known for getting a high-energy dance party started.

Super Sonic Samba School plays traditional samba rhythms of Brazil, featuring live percussionists, singers and dancers. The school was founded in 1990 with the mission to spread the vibrant Brazilian culture through drum and dance.

Brazilian dancer and artist Dina Bedenko will also perform. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Energia Entertainment, producing and curating cultural events, and merging visual and performing arts.

Artist Patricia Frischer has created four 7’ banners that will be used as a stage backdrop for Passport to Brazil performances. The banners, which will be available for purchase, are an homage to major Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886–1973), who is known as the mother of contemporary art in that country. Frischer received an MFA in sculpture from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Artist Heather Gibb will display her exotic masks, which are hand-crafted from papier-mâché, and designed for theatre costumes. She is a sculptor and painter who designs beautiful and functional artwork.

Delicious Brazilian-inspired food and drink will be provided by Da Fazenda, while attendees enjoy making Samba Shakers, shopping at the Brazilian Marketplace, and participate in opportunity drawings of artwork and rare collectibles.

As part of EFA’s ongoing Passport Series, this event is expected to sell out. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are $40 for EFA members, $45 for the general public or $50 at the door. The best deal is the combo package: membership and admission for $50 in advance. For tickets, visit: www.encinitasarts.org. For more information, please email encinitasarts@gmail.com or call (760) 298-1708.

Copyright © 2018, Encinitas Advocate

Our Annual Party

Topping of a great year, the EFA celebrated the holiday season of 2017 with our annual party at the Community Room of the Encinitas Library on December 7, 2017. Although sobered by the continuing fires in California, the EFA managed to take out some happy time to mark the end of a successful year of activities and express our appreciation to all who help make this a wonderful  local organization.  There was much delicious food and merriment, capped by performances of the EFA supported Encinitas Ballet Folklorico and the art work by EFA Student Leadership Council.   Raffles of donated items added extra excitement.   Thanks to everyone who helped set up and staff the party, and contributed goods and food.  EFA members and friends enjoyed coming together and having a good time.

Concert Programming at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center

88 Key Fundraising Campaign

$13,600 of $26,400 raised

Starting this year, the City of Encinitas will present concerts at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center and utilize the banquet room as a new concert venue. To do this, a 9′ concert grand piano is needed. Encinitas Friend of the Arts is helping to raise funds through the 88 Key Fundraising Campaign.

The new series of concerts will feature the finest performers from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music: jazz, contemporary, folk, classical, reggae, and more!

You may purchase a key on the new piano for a donation of $300. A key can be in tribute to a friend or loved one. All donors will be recognized on a plaque at the Community Center.

Please make a generous donation to Encinitas Friends of the Arts today to help purchase the piano and let the music begin! All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

PURCHASE A PIANO KEY TODAY!                 

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Donation Total: $900

More info: Naimeh Tanha Woodward, (760) 298-1708