Art Rise Savannah’s Art March Parade & Festival

Savannah’s First Art Parade Celebrating Community & Culture

Art Rise Savannah, is incredibly excited to announce our first ever Art March Parade & Festival, the first of four events this year that will celebrate the unique character and beauty of Savannah’s communities neighborhood by neighborhood. This event is free and open to the public.

The Art March Parade & Festival is comprised of a parade, a festival, and house shows, three distinct activities that highlight the Starland District’s unique history, character, and residents. The people powered parade, the first of its’ kind in Savannah, will take a one-mile route through the Starland District featuring large scale mobile art projects from local artists, small businesses, local bands, community groups, and neighbors. It will start and end at 41st and Whitaker, right next to the Art March Festival.

House shows will be guerilla style art-takeovers of residential porches on the parade route. Local artists and curators will exhibit new and returning artwork designed into the front porch of each participating house. The locations will be announced on April 8th and will all be located on the route of the parade.

The Art March Festival will be located in the Desoto Avenue parking lot on 41st and Whitaker. Live music, food trucks, and pop-up galleries from Kobo Gallery and Art Rise Savannah will showcase the culinary, musical, and visual talents of our city in a fun, accessible, and free festival.

The Art March Parade will start at 41st and Whitaker, travel east to Habersham, take a right and travel north to 38th, take a right and travel west down 38th to Montgomery, take a right and travel to 41st, and take another right and return to 41st and Whitaker. The parade route is about 1 mile long and will take approximately one hour in total. Confirmed groups include the Thomas Square Neighborhood Association, Samba Savannah, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, Ms. Amy’s School of Music, Sustainatitivy, Baldwin Park Neighborhood Association, The Mint Julep Queens, Gypsy World, Alpha Media, Unity of Savannah, MetroStar Community Garden, Escape Savannah, the Poeling Family, Savannah Midwifery, and Tybee Island Art Association.

Sponsors for the Art March Parade & Festival in Starland include the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Georgia Council for the Arts, FORAM Group, Gunn Meyerhoff Shay, Starlandia Supply, and DAI Commercial.

For more information contact Clinton Edminster at info@artrisesavannah.org

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