This past Saturday, FAT Village gave visitors a glimpse of the downtown area’s potential. By creating a more socially interactive and visually pleasing street, neighborhood artists and volunteers were, according to Cadence’s Rebecca Bradley, “demonstrating, in a temporary way, ideas that we hope to become permanent.” She continued: “We want a more organized way for traffic to move. Right now, it’s all asphalt — there is no delineation between cars, people, a bike. We want all of those to work together.” Salty Eggs photographer Valyn Calhoun was there to capture the festivities (see below), which included DJs, art, food, a TOMS shoes “Design Your Own Sole” party, a space for attendees to build their own terrarium, and a ton of pop-up stores. Though the real project was, as Bradley described, “getting people to re-imagine the way they look at things.”
To read Monica Uszerowicz’s feature on the event from last week, click here.
See Valyn Calhoun’s photos below:
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