ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Art Guild is offering its annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour. The tour will feature nine homes and gardens along the coast from Del Mar to Encinitas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and May 8.
This is a self-guided tour. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, at Art N Soul, 633 S. Coast Highway 101 and online at OffTrackGallery.com starting April 1. Tickets are also available at each home on the days of the tour. Tickets are good for both days so guests may revisit a home or split the tour between the two days.
Each home will feature several San Dieguito Art Guild artists and will offer refreshments. Some homes will also have entertainment. All of the homes are in the North San Diego coastal area so are easily accessible in a day.
All of the locally made art on display will be for sale and will include paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, gourds and jewelry.
The San Dieguito Art Guild has been a nonprofit community organization since 1965. The guild is a showcase for a wide variety of artists of all levels and mediums. A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to Sunset High School’s art department.
The homes this year include:
— Melissa Anderson home, built by Charlie Chaplin for his mother and goes back to its 1920’s roots.
— The Cindy Blumkin home has Old World Spanish with the warmth and intimacy of a Spanish hacienda in an earlier time.
— The Michael Cione home in Solana Beach has tile mosaics of all shapes, sizes, and colors adorning the floors, walls, and rooms of this house.
— The Diane Deneen home is patterned after a boat that cruised near Catalina. Designed by them and built in 1999, the home has a u-shaped floor plan. The backyard area is an outdoor living area with an art studio, office, trees, fountains, and a view of the ocean.
— The Barbara Jenkins-Lee home in Solana Beach has an Asian garden, an authentic Japanese gate and three linking koi ponds, reflecting the travels of its owner.
— The Cim Kraemer home in Del Mar is filled with trees, gardens and art and even a sand volleyball court.
— The Michael Maloney home began life as a Camp Pendleton barracks, in 1937. After physically moving to its present location in Leucadia, the house has undergone a slow but sure expansion from a 640-square-foot surfer shack to a gracious home today, featuring Saltillo tile, crosses, stained glass and even a few chickens stroll past.
— The Katie Pelisek home in Solana Beach has a crescent-shaped “moon garden” and an honest-to-goodness vineyard full pinot noir grape vines, a pergola, yet is low-maintenance.
— The Roderick Treece home has eclectic charm, with a natural garden with lots of cacti and succulents, a meditation room and pond, plus quirky works from the early days of Knott’s Berry Farm.