The 2017 Arts Alive Encinitas Banner Exhibit was unveiled at Leichtag Commons in March. Several hundred attendees met the artists and made bids on over half of the 99 banners that will hang on a six-mile stretch of Coast Highway 101 this spring. The art exhibit is presented by the 101 Artists’ Colony and Leucadia 101 Main Street Association and will be on display from March through April. The final live auction will take place at the Cardiff Town Center on May 21.


Arts Alive began in 2001 with 40 banners in Encinitas and Leucadia, with Cardiff included a few years later. It is now the signature activity and sole fundraising event of the 101 Artists’ Colony, an organization that has provided the local community with ways to enjoy art in all forms for the past 17 years. Leucadia 101 Main Street works to support the historic Leucadia North Coast Highway 101 Corridor by enhancing its economic and civic vitality. Discover more at