Encinitas Friends of the Arts, in partnership with the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance, recently hosted its first annual Encinitas Flea Market fundraiser for Pacific View Academy of Arts, Culture, and Ecology. Approximately 1,000 people visited the market over the course of the day, which featured original art, crafts, handmade jewelry and guitars, collectibles, and vintage treasures from over 60 vendors and artists, live musical entertainment, food, henna painting, children’s activities, and even an atmospheric water generator. The event raised at least $4,000 for Pacific View.

Pacific View Academy of Arts is currently under construction, but will soon open its doors as a self-sustaining arts and commerce hub, where artists can create and present their work, and where the community can come together in celebration of a vibrant arts culture in Encinitas. Learn more at www.eacea.org and www.encinitasarts.org.