A Cool Place to Create!

Encinitas is a truly one-of-a-kind town. With wonderful beaches, restaurants, shops and near-constant beautiful weather, it’s hard to think of a nicer place…

About a year ago, Cindy and I were talking about the one thing that this great town of ours was missing… a studio for artists of every level to gather, create, learn and share. We already knew how creative and art-loving the people of North County were, and that they NEEDED a place where they could not only take classes of differing mediums, but teach them too.

The place we envisioned would foster all types of creating, from drawing and painting to printmaking and basket weaving. A place for the experienced and the novice, the young and the young at heart—a place we had never seen before!

And thus the seed for Art Lounge on 101 was planted… and continues to grow.

We are so happy to offer a creative space where creative folk can learn new techniques, brush up on old favorites, and grow creatively and personally. Another aspect that we are particularly proud of is the fact that most of our instructors are local artists, with the exception of the occasional visiting artist.

Art Lounge is unique! We have scheduled classes (you can browse and sign-up for those here), but our space can also be reserved for private events. Whether you’re looking to teach a class to friends, host a birthday party or anything else you can think of, our little studio can accommodate you.

Our space is designed to feed your soul through artistic expression and community. We hope you enjoy your time at Art Lounge and thank you for being a part of our artistic family.

—Nancy Walter, Co-Founder & Instructor