FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Open Streets Asheville Invites You to Shape Your City on Sun, September 17, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina – August 22, 2017 – Open Streets Asheville’s SHAPE YOUR CITY 2017 is Sunday, September 17th from 1-5 PM. Your participation builds car-free community downtown while you shop, walk, bike and play! Enjoy no-cost activities for all ages including free yoga, dance and gymnastics, community art projects, and a bike skills clinic especially for kids. Skate, skip or somersault down a car-free Patton Avenue!
Our car-free route connects Pritchard Park to Pack Square Park and includes both walkable Wall Street and charming Church Street. Hungry or thirsty? Snack at pop-up cafes in the street and shop local spots while you learn how to advocate for an active, healthy Asheville. Support your local merchants! The streets are yours, Asheville; let’s fill them with family-friendly fun.
The Open Streets Asheville movement promotes active lifestyles; builds community; and inspires advocacy through free, interactive fun on our largest public spaces – the streets. Fifteen hundred Ashevillians answered the call to come and play at our inaugural event last year, as did 50 local groups and businesses. Attendees last year asked for more!
New this year is the call for those enjoying active community in the streets to become advocates in shaping Asheville’s future. Shape Your City 2017 provides the inspiration and tools for residents to join in local and regional efforts to build a happier, healthier Asheville.
Kids are getting Asheville moving with our Kids’ Logo Animation Contest. In a presentation by Asheville School of Film, the winning animations screen at Grail Moviehouse two weeks before the Open Streets Asheville event. All entrants receive prizes. Grand prize winners in 3 age categories receive prizes, Open Streets Asheville eventwear and more!
Call the event coordinator (Danise Hauser RLA, 828-337-5174) to become a Street Partner offering street fun or a volunteer helping to staff the event. More at openstreetsasheville.com.
Thanks to our 2017 sponsors: City of Asheville; Anchor QEA of NC, PLLC; Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC); Asheville on Bikes; WNC Bicycle Dealers’ Association; Active Routes to School Region 2; GO Mountain Commuting (a project of Land of Sky Regional Council) and CAKE Websites & More.