Streetscapes Griffith To Go Out With A Bang!
Thursday, 27 May 2021Griffith residents and visitors were treated to a cosmopolitan atmosphere this month, with Street Scapes Griffith taking over Kooyoo Street.
Street Scapes will wind up this Saturday night with the Closing Party to be held from 3pm.
Street Scapes has seen a complete transformation for what is usually a dreary thoroughfare, with a Pop up Cafe and Wine Bar and a variety of artistic, musical and sporting activities taking place throughout May.
Griffith City Council Urban Planner, Nathan Beer created the concept, which saw Council receive a grant to carry out the program.
"Street Scapes was designed to be a pilot program, demonstrating how urban streets can be activated at different times - and I am pleased to say it has been a complete success!" said Mr Beer.
"Griffith residents and visitors have embraced the concept - our goal was to help show the public that streets can be fun, exciting and vibrant places that don't need to cater 100% to vehicles and Street Scapes is proof that cities need a community square where pedestrians can feel safe, welcome and happy."
Over the month Council trialed several different events with the community expressing a desire for more events in the future.
"We have been able to hold Sunday markets, live music nights, art installations, community art projects, sporting events and much more," said Mr Beer.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said he was pleased Council was able to work with local businesses and helping stimulate the CBD economy.
"By inviting more people into the CBD during what is usually one of the slower periods of the year was really important, not only did the businesses and vendors working with Street Scapes benefit from the program, but it is evident that Street Scapes has had a real positive economic impact on Griffith," said Councillor Dal Broi.
The Closing Party will feature food vendors, the unWINEd Riverina Pop up Bar, live musical entertainment, Dizzy Dilemma, Hooly Dooly, glow sticks for the kids, and of course, the art projections - this will be your last chance to take it all in.
"I would encourage you to come down to Kooyoo Street this Saturday night and enjoy all that Street Scapes is," said Councillor Dal Broi.
"This will be a great finale to what has been a hugely successful and enjoyable Festival."
The event kicks off Saturday 29 May at 3pm and will feature a variety of musical entertainment including Stickie Fingers, Casual Sax, Mark Kocaj, Zac Hawkins, and Tucks Daughter.
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