Many thanks to all participants & sponsors for the 4th Annual Chalk Walk which took place Saturday, May 4th from 9am to 3pm in the Library Plaza. Below is our Chalk Walk Sponsors poster designed by Beth Royal of Stone’s Throw Studios. Note: We had some last minute support! Many thanks to Hank Lowry of Ashland Street Parties who also contributed to our High School artists AND Ashland Simply Storage who was a Gold Level Sponsor. All proceeds benefit our Arts & Culture District!
Ashland Main Street Association is publishing GET CENTERED – a monthly electronic publication that highlights what is happening in downtown Ashland. Articles featuring our town, Arts & Culture District, non-profits, businesses and Randolph-Macon College will be in each issue. We will list upcoming events with links to websites for more information. We would love to know your news – send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of each month to be featured in the next issue. Click here to subscribe to ‘GET CENTERED’. We look forward to publishing your news!
There is no need to travel to Richmond to appreciate great art! Ashland’s Arts & Culture District has many things to offer. Make plans to stroll in downtown Ashland on the first Thursday of every month — Gallery Flux and other businesses will stay open til 9pm to demonstrate why Ashland loves art! We hope to see you on May 2nd to kick off this wonderful event. All downtown businesses are welcome to participate! Questions? e-mail Hugh Joyce.
Downtown Ashland is nearing the end of streetscape design plans. The sidewalks on the west side of Railroad Avenue from The Caboose to the Henry Clay Inn will be the first to undergo excavation and replacement with concrete and brick accented walkways. The Ashland Main Street Design Committee has spent many years collecting ideas, opinions and case studies culminating in a round table meeting held with town planners and contracted designers in February. Above is a rough sketch by AMSA board member and former Planning Commission board member, Bob Brown. Once a construction schedule is confirmed that information will be posted on the town’s website, on the Ashland Main Street Association website, local media outlets and in this newsletter! For questions, contact Lauren Thompson at email@example.com or call town hall at 804.798.1073.
Check out ”ON TRACK!“. Many thanks to Tom Wulf – our executive director for sharing Ashland Main Street Association’s plans for 2013. It’s going to be an exciting year in the Center of the Universe.
In celebration of Founders Day, let’s show our pride in our home town. Hang a flag or put a red, white, and blue ribbon on the outside of your home – around a tree, on a lamp post or column, or on a wreath – as well as on your lapel throughout Founders Day week, February 16th through February 23rd.
Lapel pins will be available at the Ashland Museum and Cross Brothers Grocery store for a $1 suggested donation, beginning Saturday, Feb. 9.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 FROM 530 TO 8PM
Join us for an open house reception to celebrate the artists we represent! New works by eighteen artists from the region. We’ll have refreshments and wine for you! Stop by for fellowship, fine art and winter festivity!
First Thursdays will continue in March with the town of Ashland!