West End’s “West Fest” is coming….

www.AtlantaWestFest.com :You don’t want to miss this great spring kick off event!!

WHAT IS WEST FEST?

West Fest is brought to you by WEND, the West End Neighborhood Development Inc.and includes an annual benefit concert, festival, and tour, The concert kicks off the weekend of events with performances by Elliot Holden and Avery Sunshine. The concert’s purpose is to raise money and bring residents and friends of the community together. Proceeds from the concert and tour will benefit WEND, and will be used toward beautification and preservation of our historic neighborhood. The West End Tour of Homes consists of a self-guided walking tour of over a dozen craftsman, vitcorian, & queen anne style private homes. The large majority of buildings in the district are houses constructed from about 1870 into the 1930s. The festival and artist market will kick off with a dog parade, feature local artists, face painting, a live DJ, and The Men of Valor steppers from Brown Middle School.

TICKET INFO

Tickets for the Benefit Concert are $25 • Tickets for the Tour of Homes are $15, or $35 for a combo Concert + Tour pass. Tickets can be purchased onlineat www.atlantawestfest.com. Admission to the Festival and Artist Market is free.

Another great West End weekend…

Willie Watkins “Choir in the Park”

Well, the festival promised to be a  great event and it truly was!  Food, Fun, Friends & Family- a wonderful way to spend a day off.  As per my daughter “I had excellent fun..”  lol

Community Update..

Space ATL  Restaurant, along the Beltline (White St/Hopkins) in Historic West End, hosted a fabulous  “soft” opening yesterday!  They are now officially open Lunch- 2AM – Check them out and let’s make our local businesses dynamic!!   This restaurant/lounge is destined to be our neighborhood hangout with such late hours. The Bartender, Nick, *HOT* – has his own signature drinks.  Coming over from the “M” bar, we’re lucky to have him.

This weekend, Cleopas R Johnson Park(near the Villages at Castleberry, corner of Northside Drive and Fair Street across from Paschals) will host a neighborhood Jazz festival. www.Atlantafestivals.com  the event is free- food is not!

Friday night Art& Jazz at the Hammonds House May 22nd 6-8PM. Featuring Historic West End’s own, Linc Bennett!! www.HammondsHouse.org

Brent Brewer to show his documentary on Mortgage Fraud (When A House Is Not a Home) at Georgia State UniversityWednesday, May 20th from 12 to 1:30PM

More to come….

Willie Watkins Festival in Howell Park (Historic West End)

Malcolm X Festival in West End Park (Historic West End)

Washington Park Event (Booker T. Washington)