Tuesday, April 07, 2009

First Annual Art What You Got

Remember the Art What You Got festival last year? It was a blast, even with the rain and wind. Well, this year, Art What You Got is having its Frist Annual on July 19th! The applications for this year's Art What You Got are now available! This year, we will be accepting applications from performers, too. I have included a brief description of the event at the end of this email. You can also follow us on Facebook and MySpace.

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for details and to download applications. Applications must be received by the Polish Hill Civic Association by April 30, 2009 (this is an actual, not a postmark deadline) So get them sent in soon!

Art What You Got is Polish Hill’s art festival, the second summer street fair in this small neighborhood. The main intersection of Polish Hill, Brereton and Dobson streets, is closed for an entire weekend each July when the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church holds a church community festival. The church event is on Saturday only, but tents, tables, chairs and lighting would stay in place until Monday morning. The Polish Hill Civic Association saw an opportunity to create a new tradition for the neighborhood and utilize the second day of the street closing. With the assistance and cooperation of the church, the West Penn Recreation Center, and a squad of volunteers, the PHCA presented the first Art What You Got in July of 2008. Despite a fierce storm that blew through in the afternoon, the bands kept playing, people kept eating pierogis and kielbasa, the sun eventually came out again, and the festival was counted as a rousing success.

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