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ArtWalk 2013!

Due to inclement weather, the ArtWalk has been postponed to Sunday December 15th

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Due to inclement weather, the ArtWalk has been postponed to Sunday December 15th

Stroll through historic Boylan Heights in downtown Raleigh and shop for special holiday gifts at the 21st Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

More than 100 artists will be showing and selling their work on porches and lawns and in artists’ studios.  See the ArtWalk site for complete information.

The 21st Annual ArtWalk – Sunday, December 8

Note: Applications for the 2013 ArtWalk are closed at this time.

Historic Boylan Heights will once again be the setting for one of Raleigh’s best holiday traditions.  Applications are now available for the 21st edition of the Boylan Heights ArtWalk – which has grown over the years to be a great place to see art, learn from artists and, perhaps best of all, find the perfect holiday gifts.

ArtWalk is unique among established art festivals in that it is entirely planned, organized, promoted and produced by neighborhood volunteers who love the arts and our eclectic neighborhood and believe we provide a perfect setting for showcasing extraordinary artists.

The ArtWalk Committee is already hard at work planning and preparing to once again host an array of unique artists.  The 2013 application is now available.  The deadline is September 10.  Click here to download this year’s application and information about the show.  To get an idea about previous ArtWalk, visit the main ArtWalk site.

ArtWalk Artist Application: [download]

August Events

Just a quick reminder, we have two neighborhood events coming up next month:
August 6th, 2013 – National Night Out
August 18th, 2013 – The Big Boylan Bash

TIGER Grant Letter of Support

As noted in the June newsletter, we have resubmitted a letter of support for the city’s application for a TIGER grant. Below is the letter:

May 29, 2013

J. Russell Allen
City Manager
City of Raleigh
222 W. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Dear Mr. Allen:

On behalf of the Boylan Heights Neighborhood Association, I would like to express our support for the City of Raleigh’s application to the Federal Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery” (TIGER) discretionary grant program for the Union Station project.  As the new station will be located just north of our neighborhood, we recognize the potential it has to provide important public transit service for our residents.  Within both Raleigh and the greater Triangle improved public transit will allow for new opportunities both for commuting and for connecting us with other points of interest.  In addition, we see this multimodal approach as increasing the vitality of Raleigh’s central core, of which we are an historic part.  We welcome the opportunity to work with all the agencies bringing this project to fruition, including Triangle Transit, NCDOT, the City of Raleigh and the numerous stakeholders in the area.

The Boylan Heights Neighborhood Association appreciates being contacted by the City to provide input and perspectives from our residents on this issue.  We look forward to continuing to work with the City on this project as we have worked together in the past.  The current Amtrak station is on the edge of our neighborhood, and we well know the need for a more modern rail gateway into the city and also appreciate the value of combining transit options as the new station will do.  We remain keenly interested in the continued redevelopment of downtown and the importance of public transportation for the overall economic impact on our city.  We welcome and anticipate the opportunity for continued dialog on the specifics of this particular project.

We understand the importance of the TIGER grant and support additional funding for this project to maximize the utilization of the station and in turn have the greatest impact on road congestion, air quality, and economic opportunities.  We look forward to continuing to be involved in the development of the final plans.

Sincerely,

Steve Bryan
President, Boylan Heights Neighborhood Association
president@boylanheights.org