The Slatterly Park Neighborhood festival, in southeast
The event features painters, glass-blowers, metal workers, jewelry makers and many other types of artists. In addition, there will be a perennial plant sale and boulevard garden demonstrations, including the installation of a permanent boulevard sculpture created by local artist
"We have so many people who want to get involved," Hammer said. "In my opinion, the southeastern part of
About 40 vendors will display, discuss and sell their artwork. Organizers stay away from mass-produced artists in favor of small-scale locals. There also will be food and drink vendors, including food from People's Food Co-op, and wine and beer from Sontes. Providing music for the festival will be bands Good Morning Bedlam, Voices That Lied, Take Two and Friends, and 1422, as well as singers
The event started out as Bloom Day, a springtime plant sale. A couple years later, local architect
As host, Wozniak picks the festival theme and displays a specially commissioned sculpture in her front yard. Wozniak selected "compassion" as this year's theme because she is a nurse on a cardiac rehabilitation floor at
Cassidy's sculpture will be displayed in Wozniak's yard throughout the event. Cassidy's work is amazing, Hammer says.
"He's just fantastic. He's a local artist, and he has giant dragons and fish that he has made out of different metals," Hammer said. "We look to commission a sculpture every year, and we are excited that he's creating this year's."
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What: Art on the Ave
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