Archive for December, 2011

2011 hidden ornament photos

100 ornaments were hidden in the Carlsbad Village streets for a Christmas morning scavenger hunt. Locals and tourists found and logged their favorites. Did you find any hidden ornaments? Click HERE for all the participant comments! Click HERE for the project puzzle! Click HERE for the ‘Golden Carl’ awards!

The 2011 Golden Carl Ornament winner is…

  PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011?s craft night was attended by more than 60 friends, strangers and family this year located at the New Village Arts Theatre. Each a year a favorite craft is chosen and awarded the coveted ‘Golden Carl’. Congratulations David Cintron for receiving 2011’s PROJECT: Plant an Ornament Best of Show Golden […]

2011 Golden Carl Awards: Ornaments

WHAT: The Golden Carl Craft Awards WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 29th WHERE: See the entire collection of PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011’s crafts during’s award ceremony post. A variety of chosen ornaments will receive awards, but only one will take home the Golden Carl. Click HERE for PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2010 info!

PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011

54 Brightly decorated ornaments are now hidden in the streets of our village. Each ornament contains a log #. Crawl the streets in search of your favorite ornament. Help expose the entire puzzle by logging your ornament’s number in the below comments… find a bonus ornament, identify the village sound and win a Snyder Art […]

SNYDER X GRINGO Surfboard Collaboration

Bryan Snyder and Gringo fused their artistic passions with a one of a kind collaboration. Modeled after his own board, Gringo reproduced this “mini egg” shape for Snyder to paint his signature Doodle character on. “It paddles like a long board and turns like a short board.” -Gringo Snyder and Gringo Collaboration Surfboard Epoxy Mini […]

PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011 Crafters

Hot glue guns rotated around the craft laden tables while food, drink, live music and holiday cheer was enjoyed during the 4th annnual PROJECT: Plant an Ornament craft night hosted by the New Village Arts Theatre Foundry on  December 18th. What began 4 years ago with a few friends huddled around a small coffee table […]

‘Fall into December’ Art Show: Cardiff

WHAT: Group Art show curated by Matty Davis WHERE: Green Flash Gallery in Cardiff by the Sea (MAP) WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17th 7PM Check out this amazing lineup of San Diego artists. Live music by Shake Before Us. Additional tunes by DJ Lexicon Devil. Food courtesy of MIHO Gastrotruck. See you there!

Backed up ’til January

As soon as your last pile of leftover turkey dwindles to an empty plate, the Christmas season arrives. Green is accompanied by its contrasting companion of red and the scent of evening fires tumble from neighborhood chimneys. Blinking lights radiate with holiday excitement and plastic bags plump with thoughtful gifts stash in secret hiding spots. […]

Making Waves at the Kook’s Cafe in Cardiff

The new Kook’s Cafe in Cardiff gets a mural by artist Kevin Anderson.

Holiday Boutique Party in the Village

WHAT: Holiday Boutique Party WHERE: Skylar’s Home and Patio (map) WHEN: Thursday Dec. 15th 4pm-7 It’s the holidays which means there are a lot of fun community gatherings. Add this one to the list!

PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2011 Craft Night

Over 100 naked ornaments need your crafting! WHAT: 4th annual PROJECT: Plant an Ornament Craft Night WHEN: Sunday Dec. 18th 6pm-10 WHERE: New Village Arts Theatre Foundry (map) WHY: Community project preparation night, live music, food and friendship MUSIC: Sprout Farm FOOD: Pizza courtesy of Snyder Art The community is invited to participate in […]

Bags of Creativity, a site dedicated to encouraging the development of a more artistic culture within the local streets of the Carlsbad Village, began just over 5 years ago with a simple photo of the sunset taken from the intersection of Magnolia and Highland. A brief description accompanied the photo announcing the site’s goal. The logo of […]

Carlsbad 2012 Calendar AVAILABLE NOW

For the 5th straight year Bryan Snyder from Snyder Art and Design has picked his favorite photos from and created a local Carlsbad Calendar. Each month includes a creative photo taken of our surrounding village streets. Along with the entertaining photos, each month has been sponsored by a local business, as well as a […]

Los Sindicate @ The Flying Elephant

WHAT: Los Sindicate WHERE: The Flying Elephant WHEN: Saturday Dec. 3rd 8PM Cost: $5 Los Sindicate return to Carlsbad to rock the Flying Elephant!

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