ArtsWave grant recipient: Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

ArtsWave recently awarded a total of $45,000 to five LISC Place Matters neighborhoods—Avondale, Covington, Madisonville, Price Hill and Walnut Hills. Each neighborhood received $9,000 in grant money, which will help bring ArtsWave-supported arts activities and organizations to each neighborhood. For five weeks, Soapbox is featuring the five neighborhoods and their plans for the grant money.
The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is using its portion of the grant money to add arts programming to the second annual Cincinnati Street Food Festival, the We Are Walnut Hills Springfest and various upcoming community events in Five Points Alley.
The Cincinnati Street Food Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27, on E. McMillan between Hemlock and Chatham. There will be 15 food trucks and local craft beer, as well as interactive art and live music.
Play Cincy is bringing along big chalk to draw on the sidewalks, and featured musicians include DJ Fly Troy and Friends, Black Mountain Throwdown, Eclipse, The Cincy Brass, Tracy Walker, the Randy Villars Quartet and 2nd Wind.
The food trucks that will be at the festival are: Andy’s Mediterranean Grille, Bistro de Mohr, C’est Cheese, Catch-a-Fire, Dojo Gelato, East Coast Eatz, Eclectic Comfort Food, Fireside Pizza, Red Sesame, Renegade Street Eats, Scratch House, Streetpops, SugarSnap!, The Chili Hut and Waffo. Beer will be provided by Great Lakes Brewing Company and Rhinegeist.
The We Are Walnut Hills Springfest will include performances by Core Clay and Drums for Peach. Programming at Five Points Alley will include the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Elementz and Bi-Okoto.  

Keep tabs on WHRF's Facebook page for upcoming event information.

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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