“It takes a place to make a community and a community to make a place.” Fred Kent, Project for Public Spaces
In one weekend last year, a group of business and property owners, residents and volunteers from all over the metro area transformed a gravel parking lot into a community gathering space in the historic East Lake Commercial District. Now, we have an opportunity to take the East Lake Station Courtyard to the next level. The community wants to add elements that will allow the space to host events such as live music, dance, art shows, food trucks and even container retail. As a result, they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign and applied for a matching grant to help raise funds to accomplish their goals! The East Lake Station Courtyard is one of only three projects in the State of Alabama to be selected by the National Main Street Center as a participant in its Placemaking Crowdfunding Challenge. For a very limited time, every donation made on the project website will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1500! We need your help to activate another amazing space in Birmingham! It’s easy…just click here. Thank you for your support!
The two properties serve two sides of the same purpose—to expose people to art.
From expert seamstresses to experienced sound engineers, residents of Woodlawn have come together at Porch Parties. On December 13, they’ll share their skills with their neighbors at the Woodlawn-Made Holiday Market at Bungalow Bungalow from 7-9 p.m.
This Sunday, a group of volunteers will embark on a façade improvement project at The Shop on 1st Avenue – cleaning and painting the outside of the building.