ArtLot block party planned in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2016
A concept rendering of the Avondale ArtLot. Photo provided to Decaturish

A concept rendering of the Avondale ArtLot. Photo provided to Decaturish

The city of Avondale Estates and the Avondale Arts Alliance is inviting the public to the city’s new ArtLot for a block party on Saturday, Sept. 10.

“The community is invited to join the Avondale Arts Alliance and local artists SQuishiepuss, Killamari, Alex Ferror, and Lacy Freeman as they host a block party for The ArtLot,” the event announcement says. “Local featured artists will paint their unique designs on ‘peace poles’ and large wooden canvases that will be installed at The ArtLot for functional and artistic enhancements.”

Attendees will be able to paint a Mudfire-provided ceramic tile for $3, with paints and brushes provided. All children ages 10 and under will need to be supervised by an adult, the event announcement says.

“DJ Sparkles will be spinning tunes to keep the party hopping and food and beverages will be available for purchase from Avondale Pizza Cafe and My Parents’ Basement,” the event announcement says.

The Block Party begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The ArtLot is located at 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates.

While Atlanta is home to the up-and-coming Beltline art installations and Decatur features new public art projects throughout the city, public art is something newer for the City of Avondale Estates.

“It’s unique for us in that we don’t have a Beltline, but we do have this city-owned vacant property,” Mayor Jonathan Elmore recently told Decaturish. “We have this great idea that David Newburn and the Arts Alliance came up with, and it’s a great opportunity to do something fun and positive to bring people to Avondale.”

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