With Grove Fest 5 quickly approaching (September 25th, 4pm-11pm!), there are plenty of final preparations taking place throughout the Grove. Food and drink vendors are preparing their specialty foods and drinks for patrons to sample, artists are envisioning their unique works for passer-bys to watch them produce live and bands are fervently practicing their songs for people to dance to!
Strolling down Manchester, you may notice that a new banner now hangs at the eastern side of the parking lot on Sarah Avenue, which will subsequently also mark one of the entrances to the street festival. (Again, the festival will take place along Manchester Avenue, between Sarah and Kentucky Avenues).
Farther west on Manchester, you can see the outline of this year’s annual Grove Fest paint-by-numbers mural. Local artist Grace McCammond once again has designed the mural and is currently preparing the the site, located on the north side of Manchester, at 4155. The mural, designed to look like an old postcard, incorporates some of the unique attributes of the Grove (such as the paint-by-numbers murals from Grove Fest 1 and 2, two of the dazzling neon signs looking down on Manchester as well as a tribute to the music scene in the district). As long as everyone paints within the lines, the mural should look like it does below!
Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation employees have been actively working with the Grove Community Improvement District and other area business leaders and stakeholders on the annual festival. For more information on Grove Fest 5, go here or here or check out our ads in the newest issues of Eleven, Sauce and RFT!