About Us

Contributions to our community

In its 17 year history, the 101 Artists’ Colony has provided the local community with many ways to enjoy art in all forms.

  • Local Art

    Providing access to unique works of art created by the many talented artists in our local community
  • Spoken Word

    Poetic verse through Full Moon Poets’ twice-yearly poetry slams
  • Community Events

    Art programs, and participation in various city and community events
  • Local Entertainment

    Outstanding local entertainment in the form of live comedy, dance performances and all kinds of music
  • Book Signings

    The opportunity for book signings with nationally-known authors
  • Safe Trick-or-Treat

    Pumpkin bowling, a bean bag toss and live music in the Lumberyard, put on in partnership with Encinitas 101 MainStreet

Board Members

  • PRESIDENT
    Danny Salzhandler
  • VICE PRESIDENT
    Steve Denyes
  • SECRETARY
    Norma Salzhandler
  • Linda Bergen
  • Kay Colvin
  • Marsha Lindsey

Our history

Known as “a jewel in the community,” the 101 Artists’ Colony was founded in 1998, and until April, 2007, provided space for artist studios, a central space for exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed “Children of Chernobyl” art exhibition, book signings, and a venue for musical and spoken word performances. The Colony has also supported Full Moon Poets with its increasingly popular, twice-yearly poetry slams at the historic La Paloma Theatre.

The 101 Artists’ Colony has been without a home since April 25, 2007. Our prior home at Coast Highway 101 and Encinitas Blvd. was demolished to make way for a high-end condominium complex. We’re seeking new space so we can continue to provide a venue for visual and performing arts.

Throughout its existence, the 101 Artists’ Colony has worked hard to keep Arts Alive here in Encinitas, even if it has meant moving from place to place. Our organization is 100% volunteer run; there are no paid staff members. We are a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization.

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