Let’s see if this little ol’ blog can be of any help to the good people who organize the annual Grand Avenue Festival. This year’s festival is not far away: Saturday, October 20.
According to the Grand Avenue Merchants Association’s recent press release:
“Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with event management as well as assistance in the days prior to the festival, helping to hand out promotional material and doing the final touches to help make our street ‘festival ready!’ Any amount of time is appreciated. Please contact Dani Logan, festival volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your willingness to help. Community volunteer groups are welcome to participate! Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the Historic Tours starting at 8 a.m. on October 20, 2012.”
Last year’s Grand Avenue Festival was good fun, with opportunities to see new artists’ studios, people-watch and listen to music. Various vendors will have things to offer. Last year I bought this cool pencil holder made out of an old vinyl record for my son, the college student. He’s still kind of groaning over its kitschiness!
Well, that kind of describes many aspects of Grand Avenue, but in a good way. This year, the organizers will revisit the “Hanging Gardens & Woven Fences & Trashy Sculpture” street installation (see photo). And be prepared for the “Trashy Hat Promenade” created by Kooky Krafts owner and Grand Avenue diva Beatrice Moore.
I will be hanging out at the indie crafts and bake sale, on the prowl for something special for my son.
Information at grandavephoenix.com