Jun 10, 2008

Plans for August

The Richmond Farmers Market Advancement Association has recently teamed with Offering to bring Arts In The Alley to Shockoe Bottom! August 23rd and 24th will be a very special weekend for the Shockoe Bottom community and the Richmond Farmers Market Advancement Association. This charity event is designed to reclaim the heavily used alleys of Richmond from graffiti and neglect. The weekend events will be as follows:

Saturday August 23rd: Cleanup of Walnut Alley and the adjacent alley north to Franklin Street. This will include removal of all trash and debris, weeds, old posters and graffiti.

Sunday August 24th: Renovation of the alleys will take place while featuring artists from the area. This will include retouching the murals on the walls of Alex's Thai Cuisine, Franklin Street Market, and Alley Katz, along with creation of several new murals. The project will also include bands performing at several venues through the alleys and 17th Street Farmers Market. The public is encouraged to take part, and children are welcome. Children will be able to paint their own flower on a mural! If you are interested in taking part in this wonderful effort, please contact the Richmond Farmers Market Advancement Association at richmondfmaa@gmail.com.

Help us get the word out, please forward as you desire!

Scott Sibley

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