An effort to highlight Capitol Hill’s creative spaces got started Sunday with the first-ever 11th Avenue Street Fair where painters, clothing designers, and all other types of artists came to display and sell their work.
Sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Council, and street representative’s Vermillion, Blue Cone Studios, Imminent Mode, and John Criscitello Studios, the festival closed the street to traffic and let the artists mostly do their thing.
Crowds were light on the hot day, but with bubbles, live music and hula hoops, the inaugural fair marked the beginning of an effort that is hoped to grow in the future.
“There’s a lot of hidden art spaces within the area that a lot of people don’t know about,” the Capitol Hill Community Council’s Natalie Curtis told CHS about the drive behind the event. “Capitol Hill loves and embraces the self and owning your own truth, and I think this festival will allow people to do that.”