There have been many celebrations pertaining to On Avalon projects in the past few weeks! Storefronts have been renovated, the community gathered for Wilmington’s Second Annual Art Walk, and Gaby Medina’s was honored at an LA-Mas event!
Wilmington Artwalk’s First Anniversary
Wilmington Artwalk’s one year anniversary was last Friday and the successful event was attended by a large number of community members and others! The LA-Mas team was present at the Art Walk giving away colorful Small Businesses On Avalon maps. This helped attendees to identify local small business gems and shop local and gave them an opportunity to share their feedback on the changes they’ve seen in the area! To see more photos from the Art Walk click here!
Maya’s Mural Is Here
Stop by and take a selfie at Wilmington’s newest mural on Avalon & D street. This new public art piece adorns Maya Restaurant and is a colorful addition to the corridor. Nuria Ortiz aka Ms. Yellow held a booth at Friday’s Art Walk displaying some of her other work and receiving congratulations from community members on the completion of her free-hand mural! We would like to give a special thanks to Maya Restaurant owners Rudy and Ricardo Sanchez for working with Nuria and LA-Más during this process, stop by their restaurant and check out their delicious dishes! Lastly, a big thanks to Councilman Joe Buscaino for funding this mural.
New Storefronts On Avalon
In case you haven’t visited the On Avalon corridor, we are excited to share that four local businesses have transformed storefronts that reflect the culture of the business and invite new customers to visit! Maya Restaurant, Santa Luna Restaurant, East of the Sun | West of the Moon, and Peralta’s Tae Kwon Do received a new look to their exterior. Improvements include a combination of new signage, storefront patterns, landscaping, window designs, and a mural. Stay tuned for Moonlight Hall’s new look in the next month!
Congratulations Gaby Medina!
The LA-Más team was excited to honor Gaby Medina at their second annual fundraiser for her leadership and commitment to getting things done, doing what is right, and advocating tirelessly for the community. Councilman Joe Buscaino’s Chief of Staff – Jenny Chavez – presented Gaby with the award with glowing remarks. Gaby humbly and graciously accepted her Lego-award and managed to make some participants laugh and cry. Thank you Gaby!
Shop Local On Avalon
The Small Business Support Program aspires to go beyond supporting the businesses themselves. Based on your feedback, we are seeking to make Avalon Blvd a local destination once again with numerous pedestrians and active customers. This requires the support of the Wilmington community. We hope that you will pick up the Small Businesses On Avalon map and shop local this holiday season!