La Alma Connection Art Celebration Block Party and Parade
Join the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and Arts Street on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 530-9p to celebrate the culmination of Arts Street’s CREATIVE YOUTH TAKE FLIGHT: LA ALMA CONNECTION project. This celebration seeks to encourage the use of light rail transit to solve the parking shortage at the Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday events and to showcase the use of art to connect community, move people and create vitality in the Denver La Alma neighborhood.
Over the past year, Arts Street has worked with over 100 Denver area, underserved, high school to college-age youth, facilitating sustainable urban design and creative placemaking classes and workshops to problem solve traffic congestion and neighborhood issues in the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood. Currently the five-block walk on 10th Ave from the Osage St. light rail stop to Santa Fe Drive has little appeal for pedestrian use. By integrating functional art and community activities into the streetscape, the La Alma Connection project will help activate and encourage alternative transportation.
Join us for this great event!