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Chalk Up Another Carlsbad Art Splash

by The Editors on September 26, 2011

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Paper and Stone’s Dana (pictured above) half of the husbad/wife artist collab known as Jeanne Dana was only half kidding when he rushed to hold up a “No Photos” sign as soon as he saw us take out our camera. The artists from Sky Valley, California who were selling their faux marble sculpture this weekend at Carlsbadistan’s Art Splash have seen cameras out before. “You’re okay,” Jeanne said. “But a lot of times artists don’t like people taking pictures of their work. Someone takes a photo and then next day their stuff is is selling at Target.”

092511 10D   1741The chalk artists, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind having their art photographed. After all, photos are the only thing that’s left after the street sweepers come rolling through. But that kind of goes with the transience of the form.

With chalk art there’s not much more than the doing. “None of us get paid to do this, you know, ” said artist Cynthia Kostylo. “We just do it for the art.”

Kostylo, who was covered head-to-toe in chalk dust says she does about seven chalk art events a year. “Some of us have kind of decided that if someone will pay our expenses and fly us out, we’ll do the the art.”

And that’s good, because without the help of artists like Kostylo Art Splash would never even happen. And without it, local schools would not get a little extra money for their art and music programs.

Click here for a photo gallery from Art Splash 2011.


Carlsbad Art Splashes Armada Drive Today

by The Editors on September 24, 2011

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Carlsbadistan’s Armada Drive will get its annual chalk art dressing today (September 24, 2011) as Carlsbad Art Splash takes over the street with art, food, and fun for the entire family. And by the looks of the weather today the word “splash” seems quite appropriate.

Art Splash featured professional chalk art, fine art venders, hands-on art projects, Music, children’s activities and sand sculpture. The community celebration for arts education begins at 10 AM and continues through 5 PM Sunday, September 25, 2011. Click here for a photo gallery from last year, or here for past coverage of the event.
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Big Carlsbad Art Splash

by The Editors on September 26, 2010

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Thousands of people cruised Carlsbadistan’s Armada Drive on September 25-26, 2010 for the Annual Art Splash street art fair. While some vendors had hoped the good weather would bring more people over the two days, that didn’t stop those who were there from having a great time with jugglers, musicians, cake walks, politicians looking for votes, and most importantly, artists sharing their love of art with everyone.

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Art Splash 2010

by The Editors on September 26, 2010


Carlsbad Art Splash Returns Sept. 25-26

by The Editors on September 22, 2010


This weekend Carlsbadistan’s Armada Dr. will be all chalked up as part of the annual Art Splash event held September 25-26, 2010 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

This two-day, non-profit, family event promotes and benefits arts within the community. ArtSplash is a community-wide partnership of organizations and businesses working together to establish an Annual Family Event showcasing North County.

Art Splash features chalk street painting, live performers, food, and a great time for family to cruise a closed Carlsbadistan street. Click here for previous Art Splash coverage. Click the link for all the details.

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Chalk Another One Up For Art Splash

by The Editors on September 21, 2008


We learned last year that if we wanted to see any of the Carlsbad Art Splash transitory chalk art in it’s completed form we’d have to visit on Sunday afternoon. This year we did, however, artists like Jennifer (pictured above) and many others were still hard at work on their pieces knowing full well that they art they were creating would be gone by sunrise.

Rotary“We have to get all this cleaned up by midnight tonight, because they’re driving on this in the morning,” said Mary Beth McFaul (pictured left) while she worked on the Rotary Club art piece.

Obviously, the dozens of artists working on the street enjoy the process over the permanence and that’s part of what makes Art Splash so much fun for the thousands of visitors who strolled up and down Armada Drive this weekend.

It wasn’t all spectating. In the Family Art Carnival (below) families were given a square and tools to make their own chalk paintings, make hats out of newspaper, or learn the ancient art of origami.

Family Art

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Art Splash Gets Tasty This Weekend

by The Editors on September 18, 2008


Carlsbadistan’s Armada Drive is in for a serious chalking on September 20-21, 2008 as artists lay down some amazing transitory art on the pavement during the two-day Art Splash festival. This event is to benefit arts in the local community and is a great way to spend the day with the family.

But art isn’t all. Food is on the menu, too as Taste at ArtSplash features a sampling from 16 area restaurants all for $20 per person. Last year’s popular Karl Strauss Beer Garden will be back along with the all-new Bellefleur Wine Gardenso everyone will have the chance to drink a smile on their faces.

To see what you’re in for click the following links for our coverage of last year’s events: Art Splash 2007 and Taste of Carlsbad 2007.

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Get Splashed With Art This Weekend In Carlsbad

by The Editors on September 25, 2009


Carlsbadistan’s Armada Street will get all chalked up this weekend at the 7th Annual Carlsbad Art Splash September 26-27, 2009. The two day festival will feature chalk art street paintings, musicians, street entertainers, and performing artists. And Saturday sample food from Carlsbadistan’s finest restaurants at Taste at ArtSplash, September 26, 2009.

Click here for photos and coverage from last year, or here for all of our Art Splash coverage.

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Turns Out Carlsbad Is Pretty Tasty Afterall

by The Editors on September 22, 2007

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[Click HERE for all the photos] This year the Carlsbad Education Foundation’s 11th Annual Taste of Carlsbad joined up with Art Splash for a combined event that made us think was a perfect Saturday afternoon excursion in Carlsbadistan. And from the packed isles and lines at the booths (especially Darios) we don’t think we were alone.

Taste of Carlsbad features exemplary cuisine from twenty Carlsbad restaurants. One $20 donation to the CEF buys visitors a card good for samples at 15 of the restaurants. Before you jump into the photos here were our favorites: El Puerto Mexican Food (next to the Golden Tee in the Albertson’s parking lot), The El Camino Real Grille (by the people who created Savory), Knock Out Pizza (in the Village), Lola’s, and the Tri-City Medical Center’s Cafeteria.

Follow the link for all the photos. (Click the images to see them full size.)

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After A Short Splashing The Art Came To Life

by The Editors on September 22, 2007

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[Click HERE for all the photos] Today around noon the “big winter storm” that had been forecasted began loading up some clouds off shore with close to six water spouts. The clouds moved on shore just in time for Carlsbad’s Art Splash on Armada Drive behind the Flower Fields. Though it rained for about 20 minutes, it was not enough to slow any of the dedicated chalk artists .

We lost a little in the rain, but it wasn’t bad, ” said Eugenia Bizzaro as she and her husband Blane worked under the bright sunlight.

As BizzaroShe and Blane (Bizzaro Creations) are artists who take this transitory art form very seriously.

“This is a true art form pasted on from generation to generation,” Virginia said. “It’s great for the kids to watch and learn because the way school art programs keep getting cut back these days kids rarely get to see artists at work. That’s why we are here. We want to encourage kids to be more interested in art.”

Several thousand people enjoyed the first day of the two day event. While there wasn’t that much chalk art to see today, there were booths showing art of all mediums and style. For the completed chalk art be sure to check it out tomorrow.

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