Happy August, Del Mar!

We are lucky to have beautiful, inspiring weather all year long. Marine Layer or not, the landscapes, vistas and waves in Del Mar make for wonderful subjects for artists and musicians, and inspiration for dancers, actors and performers. We are fortunate to have a culturally rich community that is as diverse as it is generous. There are many artists living among us, a few of whom we highlight in this issue. You may be familiar with them or perhaps this is your introduction to a new artist.

We also get a look into David Ellenstein’s favorite things. He is the Artistic Director of North Coast Repertory Theater – a true gem in our community with amazing performances. And, of course, we all love tacos. Take a look to see if we included your favorite taco in this round up of ours.

We would love to hear about your favorite artists so please reach out to us and let us know which artwork inspires you. And remember to visit our Lifestyle Calendar for all the fun events in the community all month long and after.

As always, see you around town!

Dan Austin, Publisher


ON THE COVER: Surfing’ Safari by local artist Bruce Swart graces our cover this month. Check out his work and that of other highly talented local artists in our cover feature.