Wednesdays on Glenwood

Whether a resident, an artist / musician or a business owner, we invite your participation!

This week will be our third Wednesday on Glenwood and we are seeking your help to expand until we have 100% participation from residents and businesses.  

IF YOU’RE A RESIDENT:
Go to our Wednesdays on Glenwood Facebook page to let us know what kinds of activities you and your guests would enjoy.  Some possibilities are interactive art activities for families, drumming circles, jazz/bluegrass/folk musicians, open mike for poetry, local tee shirt sales, massage chairs, small art murals, sidewalk chalk art for kids and adults, a labyrinth, face painters, arts/jewelry/fine crafts booths, artists painting business interiors and street scenes, writing on the neighborhood Poetry Wall…  If you can think it, we’ll find someone to do it!

We also invite YOU to perform, or connect us with your creative friends who would value this opportunity to share their talents.

IF YOU’RE AN ARTIST OR MUSICIAN:
Donna Belt (dbelt@mac.com) is keeping a list of musicians and artists from which businesses can draw to provide weekly sidewalk entertainment.  Please send your name, contact details, and a short description of your music/art style, and any unique ideas you might want to pitch for entertainment.

If you’re an artist, this will hopefully be an entree into doing more permanent public art on the street.  We are so impressed with the art that’s been done at the Hibernian that we’re already considering an exhibit of art based on the Glenwood street scene.

IF YOU’RE A BUSINESS:
Go to our Wednesdays on Glenwood Facebook page to sign up for one Wednesday of the month, when you’ll regularly provide some kind of entertainment on the sidewalk outside your business.  By establishing a regular rotation of at least five businesses participating each week, we will be able to maximize our marketing of both the sidewalk entertainment and the food and drink specials that will draw residents and visitors to the neighborhood.  Again, if you can imagine it, we’ll work with you to line up the WHO who can deliver it.

Already connections are being made around the neighborhood, as talented local artists and musicians are finding an ideal,informal, open air outlet for their creativity.  Glenwood South is always looking for ways to empower artists, encourage community, and bring residents and businesses together.  We have ideas to get us started, but our intention is to grow according to the shared vision of the neighborhood.  No one of us can plan that, but we’re here to facilitate the possibilities that will continue to grow out of the diverse range of interests and gifts that reside among us in Glenwood South.

Thanks for being one of us.