Written by Nikki Polizzotto, spanish translation by Alyssa Lopez
A crisp fall evening last week marked the inaugural Wilmington Art Walk. Although days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler, it seems that Avalon Boulevard is only getting brighter and more vibrant. With children making arts and crafts, local and extremely talented artisans selling their artwork and goods, visitors enjoying local food trucks, and out-of-towners discovering what Wilmington has to offer, Avalon Boulevard was bustling with people, energy and cheer.Seeing the Future
Moreover, the Wilmington Art Walk represented the future of Avalon Boulevard: a hub of local businesses and artists that draws visitors from both near and far; a destination filled with diversity and activity.
The LA-Más team was especially eager to reach out to Wilmington residents we had not yet met before — this event gave us a chance to connect with new faces and gather new ideas integral to shaping the next steps of the On Avalon project. Many people expressed how activities like this will bring them back again.
An Inspired Design
Overall, we heard excellent feedback on our community-inspired graphic for the Big Belly Trash Bins and with a few minor tweaks, we have an icon that represents Wilmington and is inspired by the Wilmington locals. We enjoyed the opportunity to have all the winners of the design competition stop by our table and view their winning artwork on display – including Evan Mohberg, Julio Cruz, Andrea Pimental, and Russell Molberg. For more information about the Pilot 2 Design Competition, check out our previous blog post!
So what’s next for Avalon Boulevard? Join LA-Más and Council District 15 on December 10th, 5-7 PM at the Banning Mansion Barn for the Roadmap Unveiling. And after an amazingly successful first Art Walk, they are already planning the next one! Mark your calendars for February 5th, 2016 6-10pm. We are already getting excited!