Chalk About It is the Miami Valley’s original chalk art festival and scheduled for May 21, 2016 at The Greene. Chalk art, or street painting as it’s known in Europe, has its origins back to the 16th century. Today it’s a creative art form by which a block of street is turned into a beautiful piece of art. Essentially, the asphalt is the canvas and the medium is environmentally friendly pastel chalk. Chalk festivals are gaining in popularity throughout the US, and are usually found in the south. Dayton is one of only a handful in the state. Last year’s debut event proved to be a great … [Read more...] about Chalk About It Recruiting Artists for May 21st Event
The streets of The Greene will come alive today as artists create living art using only pastel chalk to bring awareness to national mental health awareness month from 10am - 10pm! Watching art come to life is considered a performance art and has an immediacy that gives every piece a uniqueness that can never be truly duplicated. You can vote for your favorite, by making a donation to Life Essentials! Take part in a family scavenger hunt and a kid's chalking area. Wind down with a block party in the evening. The event will support Life Essentials’ unique and specialized programs that … [Read more...] about Chalk Art Comes To Life At The Greene Today!
Life Essentials helps people who slip through gaps of community services. Through a dedicated network of volunteers they provide over 25,000 hours of service each year to people in the greater Dayton area. Their services and programs help seniors and individuals living with mental illness. They aim to decrease isolation by providing participants with volunteer caregivers, guardians and help with small home projects. This Sat, May 4th you'll have a chance to to participate in their annual Derby Day Dash. This annual 5K Run and Walk involves every age group including fun runs for the … [Read more...] about 5K Derby Day Dash to Benefit Life Essentials
Every year as May roles around there is a lot of talk about the Kentucky Derby. Recipes start floating around for the quintessential Mint Julep or Derby Pie. Women start discussing hats- and this year the talk was kick-started early due to the Royal Wedding. Heck, I even know the difference between a downbrim and a Fascinator, something my grandmother would have been so proud of, if she were still here. People that never seem to care about horse racing suddenly talk handicapping. Last year I enjoyed the Derby Day Brunch at Brio, but never even saw the race. This year something got into me … [Read more...] about Hats & Horses – Derby Doings in Dayton