Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a better block

some folks i know are organizing this neat project...see the press release below. i'll have some things for sale in the super cute shop wigwam (homemade spice mix and terrariums...so please come by in support), and will be volunteering at the kid's art studio. d will be dj'ing saturday evening i think, outside on the sidewalk, so that's when you'll find us there. also happening is the oak cliff art crawl, and urban street bazaar. stay tuned for pics of the terrariums d and i made.

The Better Block Project
For two days only, neighborhood activists are exploring that concept by creating pop-up shops—a plant/gift shop, a coffee shop, kids art studio—in an experiment that’s part art installation, part political statement. This pre-war block with restrictive retail zoning and high car traffic is converting to a people-friendly environment by adding businesses most requested by locals and by reclaiming street space with outdoor seating, historic lighting, and more. Both new and existing businesses are celebrating this prospect with unique happenings at each location. The project is part of the greater Oak Cliff Art Crawl, which is being held on April 10th and 11th, 2010, and organized by Go Oak Cliff, a non-profit working to improve quality of life in North Oak Cliff.
400 Block of North Tyler Street
Dallas, Texas 75208
Pop-up Businesses and Times:
WIGWAM (Flower Store): April 10th, Sat. 12-8pm; April 11th, Sun. 12-6m
Rock, Paper, Scissors (Kid's Art Studio): April 10/11 Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Philosophia Cafe: April 10th, Sat. 10am-8pm; April 11th Sun 10am-6pm
Visit www.oakcliffartcrawl.com for more details.

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