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State Beach Classic Surf Contest: June 4

WHAT: State Beach Classic surf contest WHERE: Tamarack Beach WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2017 The State Beach Classic (A Tribute to Banning Capps) is a surfing event to carry on the lasting positive spirit of its inspiration, Banning Capps. Banning was one of Carlsbad’s favorite sons who’s life was cut short by a tragic accident. […]

45 mile skate-a-thon to end in Carlsbad

Who: The SD Wheels What: 45 mile Skate A Thon with After Party/Wellness Fair When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1pm – 5pm Where: Choice Juicery (map) Skate Or Die for Mental Health Awareness Month. This year Josh will be skating his 45 mile route to raise money for San Diego Youth Services, a local non-profit […]

Carlsbad model by Snyder accepted by Historical Society

The Tim Burton-esque model of the Carlsbad Village created by Bryan Snyder for the Carlsbad Magazine cover (Nov.–Dec. 2016) is now part of the Carlsbad Historical Society’s collection of local memorabilia. You can view the model located in the Shipley Barn by visiting the Magee House located at Magee Park. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11–3 […]

New public art on the Ocean Village apts.

New public artwork hanging on the exterior wall of the Ocean Village apartments located at 3350 Harding Street. artist: unknown

Snyder hosts another Street Art Workshop

Bryan Snyder collaborates with Carlsbad Magazine

click images to enlarge The Making of the Cover by Wendy Hinman Carlsbad Magazine: November/December 2016 Carlsbad Magazine Publisher Tim Wrisley first conceived this cover and then found a ready and willing artist in Bryan Snyder. Both grew up here and both have a deep love for all things Carlsbad. Wrisley’s idea: the best of […]

Sand One to paint the Carlsbad Art Wall

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug 27 (all day) WHERE: Señor Grubby’s in Carlsbad Village (map) After the last mural by a San Diego based artist, the Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) is bringing a Los Angeles muralist to Carlsbad. LA based artist Sand One is scheduled to begin painting Friday, August 26, 2016 at […]

Snyder’s Doodle Art Hunt PHOTOS

On Sunday, August 14, Carlsbad Village resident-artist Bryan Snyder sent Carlsbad Art in the Village attendees on an art hunt through the Carlsbad Village in search of a chance to win an original painting based on his signature character named Doodle. Each of the eight Doodle paintings hung over the entrance to Snyder Art booth […]

Snyder repaints Carlsbad Village Theatre sign

Snyder repaints Carlsbad Village Theatre sign Carlsbad Village resident and artist Bryan Snyder has dedicated the past decade to introducing more art and encouraging the development of a more artistic culture within the Carlsbad Village. Along with introducing new murals, organizing community events, implementing street art projects and promoting the village as a whole through […]

Royally High Spirits in Carlsbad

State Beach Classic: Banning Capps portrait by Snyder

State Beach Classic: Banning Capps portrait by Snyder On June 5, Carlsbad local artist paints and donates a portrait painting of Banning Capps to the 2016 State Beach Classic surf contest at Tamarack Beach.

Gloria Muriel paints the Carlsbad Art Wall

click all photos to enlarge The gloomy June sky may have dampened weekend beach plans, but on Saturday, June 4, the moist air nurtured a blooming mural by San Diego based artist Gloria Muriel and collaborator Alex Banach titled The Blooming Mermaid at Señor Grubby’s on the Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) located at Señor Grubby’s […]

Encina Power Plant: a piece of art?

The Encina Power Station was built in 1954 and was once the region’s major source of electricity. The NRG owned power station is planned to be decommissioned and removed over the next years. The 400 ft. smokestack can be seen from miles away and serves as a beacon welcoming Carlsbad residents home and tourists back. […]

VIDEO: MDMN paint the Carlsbad Art Wall

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Just a simple wipe down

Lots of change is happening in the Carlsbad Village including the installation of new infrastructure under Grand Avenue, local business closures and new upscale eateries. Don’t worry, just a simple wipe down here!

Flicks at the Fountain is back!

WHEN: Thursday nights from July 9 to Aug. 27, 2015 WHERE: The Fountain at Grand Avenue and State Street Carlsbad Village Association is pleased to announce the return of Flicks at the Fountain, a series of weekly family-fun films that show behind the Village’s prominent fountain on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. The free […]

Fruit of the Lagoon

Like the current lagoon dredging, a pipe is suck into the bottom of the Agua Hedionda lagoon sucking up the stinky and slimy floor and spitting it, along with freshly uprooted ghost shrimp, into the foggy early morning air. The difference is ghost shrimpin’ is done in your skimpies!

Fiesta Del Barrio, Carlsbad 2014

WHAT: Fiesta Del Barrio, Carlsbad 2014 WHEN: Sunday, September 14 | 11am – 5pm WHERE: Pine Avenue Park (map) Hosted by the Fiesta del Barrio Carlsbad Association on Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Fiesta will celebrate the cultural heritage of the area. This family-oriented Fiesta will include an opening ceremony with Mayor Matt Hall honoring […]

Hank Wayne Snyder Sk8s

Carlsbad based artists Bryan Snyder and Susanna Kurner are no stranger to local press, but this marks a big day for their 7 month old son Hank. Henry Wayne Snyder made his first appearance in print on the cover and inside pages of the San Diego City Beat included in their 12th annual photo contest. […]

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