"Welcome To The Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association"

Mission Statement: To preserve, improve and promote Downtown Encinitas

The Surfing Madonna Brick Paver Project

SM PhotoThe Surfing Madonna is making waves in Encinitas again with a brick paver project!!  Her permanent home on Encinitas Blvd. & the 101, directly across the street from her original location, has recently been transformed into a zen-like garden called the “Surfing Madonna Park” complete with a flowing fountain, native plants, flowers, nighttime lighting, and a streaming video camera so loved ones can see each other on the internet.

“We want to give people an opportunity to come together and be a part of something special and at the same time give back to the community, so we launched the brick paver project last week” stated Robert Nichols, Vice President of SMOP (Surfing Madonna Oceans Project).

Read More

Encinitas 101 MainStreet Hosts Street Fair April 26-27

Banner 2014 Street FairThe 31st Annual Encinitas Street Fair, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center  returns to Downtown Encinitas on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D St. to J St. to make room for 450 arts, crafts and food vendors, plus a beer garden, four stages, a Kids Zone, and a Dog Zone, along this award-winning Main Street.

The Encinitas Fire Department will kick things off with their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 26 from 7:00am to 11:00am in the 7-Eleven parking lot at the corner of Hwy 101 and D St.

The Beer Garden will have tasty brews on tap, courtesy of Stone Brewing Company, from 11:00am to 4:30pm.

Four stages will feature the best in local entertainment, including Simpkin Project, Brothers Gow, The Earful, SantanaWays, Bayou Brothers, Trouble in the Wind, Kainga Music, and Trevor Green.

Read More

All That Jazz Brightens E101 Gallery

Encinitas 101 MainStreet presents All that Jazz, solo exhibition by local artist, Cheryl Ehlers

Artist Cheryl Ehlers

Artist Cheryl Ehlers

Beginning April 4th – May 13th, the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association presents a solo exhibition, “All That Jazz” by local Artist, Cheryl Ehlers. The bold and dynamic, musically themed art is created in watercolor and acrylic mediums.  Sharing a palette of vibrant color, this series has traveled to the Brubeck Institute and been hosted by the Villa Musica in San Diego.  Ehlers is an award winning, published artist that paints in an array of styles. Her choices of impressionistic, contemporary art are eloquently executed and sparked by imagination reflecting a passion for painting in the moment. “Art, for me is a celebration of life, a way to create an appreciation for the simple joys that surround me,” states Cheryl. As a youngster, she traveled Europe extensively and home was where you parked your shoes.  Art was the one item that did not have to be left behind, because it wouldn’t fit into a suitcase.  She represents that joy in her art. 

Read More