NVA’s The Nutcracker (Not The Ballet)

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

This is not The Nutcracker you’re thinking of. Well, it’s the same story, but as the hashtag points out this is #nottheballet. This version of the famous Christmas story, directed by Kristianne Kurner, runs at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre from November 29 to December 31, 2014.

A fresh take on this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle – fit for the whole family! West Coast Premiere. . . Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phil Klapperich and Kevin O’Donnell for The House Theatre in Chicago, IL.

For a parents guide to the production, click here. For tickets, click here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


The Art Of Santos Goes Huge In Carlsbad

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Artist Santos Orellana is creating what may well be the largest solo art show in San Diego history with a 20,000 square foot space. The show, produced in collaboration with True Honor includes a 175 by 22.5 foot mural and a collection of eight years of the artist’s best work. The show titled Lost and Found, opens October 25, 2014. No, you won’t want to miss it.

[Link: Lost and Found]


La Costa Film Festival Tickets On Sale

by The Editors on August 25, 2014


Carlsbad’s biggest, coolest film event kicks off on September 18, 2014 as the 2014 La Costa Film Festival brings some of the world’s best cinema to the Omni La Costa Resort. Click here for more info or to buy tickets.

[Link: La Costa Film Festival]


Art In The Village Turns 16

by The Editors on July 18, 2014

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Hard to believe that it was 16 years ago that the Village of Carlsbad, California hosted its first Art In The Village event. But there’s no stopping it now as the annual local art showcase returns to the streets of Carlsbad on Sunday, August 10, 2014. This year more than 100 loyal and regional artists will be showing their work.

Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, the event attracts thousands of residents and a diverse selection of fine artists, sculptors, photographers and craftsmen. Starting at 9 a.m. attendees can browse exhibits and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue right in the heart of the Village and just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.

For the official word from the Carlsbad Village Association, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Take The Carlsbad Village Mural Tour

by The Editors on July 17, 2014

Muraltour1What to know the stories behind the art you see on the walls of various businesses in the Village of Carlsbad? (We have a few questions we’d like to ask ourselves.) Then we can all attend the Carlsbad Village Mural Tour scheduled for August 9, 2014 at 6 PM.

The hour-long walking tour will visit six of the Village’s most notable murals, beginning at the Village’s newest mural, “The Robot” by local artist Jason Markow at the corner of State St. and Carlsbad Village Dr. The tour will end at Michael Summers’ “Cat Nap,” which covers one entire side of Witch Creek Winery. Attendees are encouraged to join the tour leaders and participating artists for a glass of wine at Witch Creek Winery immediately following the tour.

So join the crowd at 6 PM at Choice Juicery located at 430 Carlsbad Village Dr. and let the tour begin. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Former ArtSplash Treasurer Pleads Guilty

by The Editors on May 1, 2014

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James Comstock, the former Treasurer of the City of Carlsbad plead guilty April 17, 2014 to embezzling over $200,000 from ArtSplash while he was serving as the volunteer treasurer, according to a story in the Coast News.

Comstock pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement during a hearing on April 17 at the Vista Courthouse, according to deputy district attorney Bill Mitchell, who is prosecuting the case. . . The maximum sentence for both counts is 5 years and 8 months in custody, but a deal has been negotiated for Comstock to serve 3 years on probation and up to 6 months in local custody, Mitchell said. . . Rather than going to jail, Comstock may be able to serve his sentence in alternative custody like home detention.

See kids, if you’re going to be a criminal it’s best to focus on white collar crimes. That way when you get caught you can just return the money and get sent to your room for a time out.

[Link: Coast News]


Tekst Site First Anniversary Party April 19

by The Editors on April 16, 2014

Be Sure to stop by TEKST Gallery this Saturday, April 19th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM and enjoy live music, art, drinks, and more in honor of their website’s 1 year anniversary! There will be over 50 works of art on display. Tekst is located at 2680 State Street, in Carlsbad, California. For more info click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Village]


Coastal Roundabout Sculpture Approved

by The Editors on March 26, 2014

No, that piece of twisted metal is not the mangled fuselage of a downed Cesna 172, it’s Bay Area artist Roger White Stoller’s newest work “Coastal Helix.” And it will be the centerpiece of North County’s newest (yet rather pointless) traffic circle at the confluence of State Street and Carlsbad Boulevard on the Village’s north end.

“The roundabout is an important entryway into the City of Carlsbad, so we want a piece of art that tells people that this is a vibrant city, a cultural city, a city that treasures the environment and welcomes innovation,” said City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Manager Vincent Kitch. “Roger White Stoller has developed this piece of art working with stakeholders, the Arts Commission and community members. Everyone involved with the project has been impressed by his design and appreciation of our unique community.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and more on artist Roger White Stoller, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Artist’s Attack of The Fez Men

by The Editors on September 9, 2013

Jaimie ArtshowCarlsbad artist, designer, author and musician, Jaimie Muehlhausen is launching his showing of Modern Day Folk Art titled Attack of the Fez Men Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 7 to 11 PM at the Craftlab Gallery in Oceanside.

Jaimie will also be playing a short acoustic music set during the night. Plus, there will be a display of the artist’s personal vintage Fez collection. Show runs until October with additional appearances by the artist. There will also be a display of new art from local artist Chris Kepler.

. . . and drinks provided by Stone Brewery. Craftlab Gallery is located at 821-A S. Tremont Street, in Oceanside. [click to continue…]


La Costa Film Festival Coming This Fall

by The Editors on May 1, 2013

La Costa Film FestivalCarlsbad will get a taste of fine films this fall with the launch of the La Costa Film Festival held October 24-27, 2013 at the La Costa Spa and Resort, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. Festival founders Michael and Ruby Callihan say the festival will help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

The Opening Night Gala will feature an open-air screening at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Additional screenings will take place at La Costa Cinepolis Theaters, as well as the Ruby G. Schulman Theater at the Carlsbad Dove Library. . . The festival will feature a special competition focusing on sports-themed films as well as a shorts competition for local high schools. . . “We have been amazed by how many people living around La Costa have Hollywood connections,” said festival co-founder Ruby Callihan. “So, when we began to share our dream, they all said, ‘yes, let’s bring Hollywood to the beach!’”

The festival is currently accepting submissions and will until the deadline of June 15, 2013. For more information, click the link.

[Link: Hollywood Reporter]