“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!
Woodlawn is constantly growing and welcoming new businesses and the past few months have been no exception! There is a diverse mix of new openings in Woodlawn that caters to a variety of different audiences. Whether you’re looking to take some dance classes or you’re just in the mood to try out a new bar, here’s a list of all the new places for you to checkout in Woodlawn!
Meet the first batch of makers for the December 12th Woodlawn Street Market! The Woodlawn community tree lighting and Windows of Woodlawn kick off will take place after the street market. Keep reading for more details!