Our Annual Party

Topping of a great year, the EFA celebrated the holiday season of 2017 with our annual party at the Community Room of the Encinitas Library on December 7, 2017. Although sobered by the continuing fires in California, the EFA managed to take out some happy time to mark the end of a successful year of activities and express our appreciation to all who help make this a wonderful  local organization.  There was much delicious food and merriment, capped by performances of the EFA supported Encinitas Ballet Folklorico and the art work by EFA Student Leadership Council.   Raffles of donated items added extra excitement.   Thanks to everyone who helped set up and staff the party, and contributed goods and food.  EFA members and friends enjoyed coming together and having a good time.


Concert Programming at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center

In 2018, the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division plans to develop concert programming at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center and utilize the double banquet room as a new concert venue for the city. To do this, a new 9′ concert grand piano is needed. The purchase will be funded one-third from the City’s General Fund and one-third from donations to Encinitas Friend of the Arts. Grant funding will be sought for one-third from the county and other sources. The total purchase cost is $117,000.

The city and Encinitas Friends of the Arts will schedule concerts for audiences of up to 500 people that will be free of charge and ticketed, and feature the finest performers from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music: jazz, contemporary, folk, classical, reggae, and more!

Please make a generous donation today to help purchase the piano, and let the music begin! All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, please contact Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrator for the City of Encinitas, (760)633-2746 or jgilliam@encinitasca.gov

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