On 10/12/13, the 2nd SAT in October, District A celebrated with an all-day-long, family-friendly progressive party along Montgomery Road.
Everyone had special access to our soon-to-open Gateways to District A ~ the Kennedy Heights Cultural Center at Kennedy & Montgomery, and in Pleasant Ridge, the Bi-okoto Cultural Institute at 5601 Montgomery. From one Gateway to the next, this “progressive party” moved from Kennedy Heights venues in the morning/afternoon, to Pleasant Ridge venues in the afternoon/evening.
NEW THIS YEAR, thanks to Ohio Valley Residential Services, were FREE VAN RIDES between the Gateways to District A from NOON – 5 PM.
- From 10:30 – NOON, visitors could walk inside the Kennedy Heights Cultural Center in-the-making and imagine all that’s to come in 2014! Meanwhile, right outside, My Nose Turns Red turned the corner into a family-friendly circus with everything but the tent!
- Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery, was open from NOON to 4PM. Visitors discovered all that KHAC offers, from galleries and art-making studios to family arts and music all across the lawn and expansive gardens.
- In Pleasant Ridge, from NOON to 4PM, at the Majestic Apartments, 3163 Woodford, visitors saw the latest plans for redevelopment of the Ridge/Montgomery Corner and talked with Development Corporation volunteers to learn how they can help make it happen.
- From Noon – 5PM, at the Ridge Pavilion, 6142 Montgomery, there were one-of-a-kind gifts, all kinds of visual arts, and ‘truck-painting’ for everyone at our Art Show & Sale.
- Next door, Beans & Grapes hosted a wine tasting from 2 – 4PM, and
- Across the street, from 1 – 3PM, all ages enjoyed music, crafts, face-painting & snacks at Pleasant Ridge Library.
- From 1 – 5PM, there was an Open House at Pleasant Ridge Fire House.
- From 4– 6PM, rehearsals were open to visitors at Bi-okoto Cultural Institute, 5601 Montgomery ~ a unique chance to see art-in-the-making! AND . . .
- From 5 -7PM, all were invited to the OPEN HOUSE at Bi-okoto (pronounced Bee-o-ko’-toe). Underway there is a total renovation of the former Mills Fence Co. property. You’ll be able to their new performance studios, the future theatre space, artists’ housing units, and instrument repair and retail spaces. Savor some ‘tastes’ of African and Afro-Peruvian cultures while you party with our newest artist neighbors!
10/12/13 was also SHOP HOP weekend, so lots of local businesses, cafés and restaurants offered discounts all day long during their regular business hours. This meant more fun / more savings / more community support.
THANKS TO ALL who made our 6th annual Arts & Music Festival a great community success!