“Begin with art, because art tries to take us outside ourselves. It is a matter of trying to create an atmosphere and context so conversation can flow back and forth and we can be influenced by each other.”
–W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist, Co-Founder, NAACP
Since 2002 on the second Saturday in September, the intersection of Selby and Milton Avenues becomes a wondrous gathering that celebrates the positive path taken by neighborhood residents and business owners. People from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds and professions interact together through music, food and activities to become an engaged community.
Music: A full day of free jazz from "just down the block," local, regional, national and international entertainers.
|Health and Wellness Area Sponsored by UCare: Local health organizations and area
nonprofits provide free screenings and tips for healthier living and diet. |
Food: Anything from "State Fair food with a soul food twist," to healthy options and ethnic specialties. There's something for everyone's tastes and pocketbook!
Family Fun Zone Sponsored by Ordway Center for Performing Arts: A place where families with young children can take a break, make take- home arts and crafts, and "just be a kid."
Art!: Local artisans demonstrating and retailing their passions.
...all surrounded by a strong bond of community and inclusiveness.