A Weekend of Imagination

ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival, Carlsbad’s annual fall classic, created a colorful weekend of arts, entertainment, food, and fun in Carlsbad. This year’s theme “Hats Off to Artists” marked the twelfth anniversary for this community celebration of arts education. The Dencho family of Carlsbad said they enjoyed all aspects of ArtSplash, especially the many interactive activities for their young daughter, “We love everything. The music, art, face painting and all the happy people.” Event proceeds support arts and music programs in schools, with grants enriching K through 12 programs in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, and San Marcos. To date, ArtSplash has donated nearly $60,000 to North County schools. ArtSplash Chair Joni Miringoff explained, “ArtSplash draws people together and brings out their innate imaginative talents. The grant recipients’ commitment to the arts and their students is precisely what our organization seeks to support. We are so pleased to offer these funds to our schools.”