Featured in: Ranch & Coast Magazine

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ounded by Cindy Blumkin and Nancy Walter, the newly opened Art Lounge on 101 is a community-based, intimate, art studio located in the heart of downtown coastal Encinitas. Dedicated to offering a wide variety of creative experiences in a fun and casual environment, classes and workshops offer something for all — from art journaling and drawing to jewelry making, painting, photography, and the list goes on. Check the “Classes” section of the Web site for weekly postings geared towards both newcomers as well as advanced students. And be sure to attend the May 7 grand opening celebration, titled “Journey to Morocco,” inspired by Walter’s recent six-week art residency there. The festivities take place from 5-8pm, and guests will have the opportunity to mingle, nibble, and celebrate art with Blumkin and Walter. artloungeon101@gmail.com, artloungeon101.com


Celebrating my birthday … artistically!

Prior to my birthday, all my friends were asking, “Hey Cindy, what do you want to do for your birthday… how about dinner, a walk on the beach?” and many other suggestions. Their intention and ideas were filled with love and thoughtfulness, yet I wasn’t feeling it! Suddenly, I was awaken with how I wanted to spend my birthday. Most of all surrounded by sensational girlfriends, in a creative atmosphere, sharing in wild and fun conversation, while making art!

So, the following week twelve friends and I gathered at Art Lounge on 101 to make mosaic picture frames. Our fantastic teacher, Diane Ziegler, provided all the materials… the frames, hand-made colorful mosaic tiles, a variety of embellishments, trinkets and most of all her guidance. We had a blast from hammering the tiles, selecting our color scheme, embellishing and designing the finished picture frame.

My birthday was ALL I wanted it to be… an evening with friends, alive with creative energy and with a lasting memory and my own hand-crafted picture frame with a photograph of my girlfriends.

How would you like to celebrate your birthday or a special event??? Ask us about renting Art Lounge for your special occasion!

— Cindy Blumkin

Pictured is my friend Norma with her beautiful picture frame!

ArtnSoul 9th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 5-8 PM
9th Anniversary & Celebration Party of
ArtnSoul on 101
633 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas CA 92014

Artist Reception and Open House

Teachers: WE will have a table for Art Lounge on 101 to promote the studio for students etc. We encourage you to come for a FUN evening and expand your student following!! (approx. 150+ will attend)

Holiday Bazaar… come one, come all!

Holiday Bazaar & Festival
Hand-Crafted Marketplace for all your Holiday Shopping!!
Shopping, Live Entertainment, Card Readings, Yummy Food and more!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016
12-4:30pm (NEW TIME!)

Our talented teachers will be selling their young men taking viagra one-of-a kind gifts and art. Perfect gifts for you and everyone on your list.

Therese Bushen: Paintings, drawings & dream boxes.
Jesi Derfer: Hand painted platters, mini gift-giving Giclées of original artwork, succulent wreaths, succulent spheres, and succulent Christmas tree ornaments.
Jennifer Hardy: Dream catchers.
Shawna Leslie: Vintage jewelry.
Jim Millard: Small original paintings.
Paige Perkins: Succulent gifts.
Barbara Roth: Anywhere art painting kits, little sketchbooks.
Nancy Walter: Mixed media panels, greeting cards, gift tags, mini Giclée wood panels and more.
Shelley Watkins: Handmade journals, Encaustic wall art. Misc art supplies including: vintage rusty keys and ephemera packs.
Diane Ziegler: Variety mosaic frames and trays.
Tami Zohar: Nuno felt scarves.

Walls are Painted!

We have a theme going! Orange is the new black! What can we say, both Nancy and Cindy think it’s the BEST color out there… so the wall is orange and the chairs are orange too! Heck when we get around to printing aprons we’ll have a few orange ones made too!

The Sink is in!

Might not sound like a big thing! But the sink is environmentally up to code! Which means we won’t have to worry about sending all sorts of nasty things down the drain… plus it was a big step (not to mention a big expense)… but it’s all good!