Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013 Photos

On Saturday, June 22, 2013 Westview held its sixth annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration. The event once again took place along Muse Street in the northwestern part of the Westview neighborhood, adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Once again seven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Chicken/Ribs of Southwest Atlanta” – Beecher-Donnelly, Capitol View, West End Neighborhood Association Residents, West End LGBT Alliance, Kisha representing Westview, and Scott representing Westview. Voters decided the titles for the “Best of 2013” would go to:

Best Pork of Southwest Atlanta – Capitol View
Best Chicken of Southwest Atlanta – West End Neighborhood Association Residents

To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2013

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family and support our little neighborhood!

Information about the day’s events:

  • Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
  • Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
  • Music – What should I expect to hear?
  • Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
  • Games – How about some games for the kids?
  • Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
  • Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
  • Photos – Check out photos from prior years!

Location, Time, Date

Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of food, music, art, and entertainment on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!


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Grill-Off: Taste of Southwest Atlanta

Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. In prior years there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.

2013 Grill-Off Participants

2012 Grill-Off Winners

Beecher-Donnelly - 2012 Best Pork
Best Pork 2012: Claiborne White and Jaime Nash representing Beecher-Donnelly
West End - 2012 Best Chicken
Best Chicken 2012: Carl Nes and Scott Shepherd representing West End

2011 Grill-Off Winners

West End - 2011 Best Pork
Best Pork 2011: Carl Nes and John Pavlin representing West End
Ashview Heights - 2011 Best Chicken
Best Chicken 2011: Larry Carter representing Ashview Heights

Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $25, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate – please fill out our grill-off form. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!

Music

Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket and enjoy the music while munching on the various grill-off goodies.

Art/Vendor Market

Between eating and relaxing browse our artist/vendor market!

Vendors: If you are interested in participating in our artist/vendor market please fill out our vendor form. The application fee is only $25 until Monday, June 17th, 2013 and $40 thereafter! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Games

Come bring the kids! We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!

Sponsors/Partners

The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without your generosity – please consider joining our list of sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the 2013 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!

Donations

We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!


Photos

Curious what prior year’s were all about? Check out our Facebook album’s from 2012, 2011, and 2010!

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2011Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2010
2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration on Muse Street

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 Westview held its fifth annual neighborhood festival – the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration. While it has shifted from its roots (read about the festival history in the May/June 2012 issue of the ‘Westview Neighbor’ newsletter) it has remained a community-oriented occasion, geared to bring neighbors and friends together for a fun social event.

Seven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Chicken/Ribs of Southwest Atlanta” – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly, Christopher representing Morehouse College, Alvin representing Project GRAD, Carl and Scott representing West End, Sister DeBorah representing West End, Kisha representing Westview, and Scott representing Westview. Voters decided the titles of the “Best of 2012” go to:

Best Chicken of Southwest Atlanta – Carl and Scott representing West End
Best Ribs of Southwest Atlanta – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly

While the grill-off was in full swing vendors lined Muse Street to sell everything from portrait painting and cedar flower planters to rum cakes and King of Pop popsicles. In the meanwhile music was projecting the sounds of singer/songwriter Juliana Finch and DJ Enoch down the street and kids were playing sack races, painting with chalk, and creating bird feeders.

To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!

Information about the day’s events:

  • Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
  • Music – What should I expect to hear?
  • Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
  • Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
  • Games/Talent Show – How about some games for the kids?
  • Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
  • Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
  • Photos – Check out photos from prior years!

Location, Time, Date

This year we’re doing things a little differently because our neighborhood school, KIPP STRIVE Academy, is expanding to add a new primary school! While we’re sad not to be able to host the event in our regular spot we’re super thrilled about the addition, so please bear with us this year while we host the event in a new environment. That being said…

Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of music, art, crafts, and food on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!


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Music

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes – we have both live music and a DJ playing at the Summer Solstice Celebration.

  • Juliana Finch
    “Heartbreaky, bourbon-infused Americana” by singer/songwriter Juliana Finch from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
  • DJ Theo
    Boogie down to house, soul, funk, and classics by DJ Theo.

Grill-Off: Taste of Westview

Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The "passport" will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. Last year there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for "the best of…".

2012 Grill-Off Participants

  • Beecher-Donnelly (Claiborne & Nash)
  • Morehouse College (Christopher)
  • Project GRAD (Alvin Glymph)
  • West End (Carl & Scott)
  • West End (Sister DeBorah)
  • Westview (Kisha)
  • Westview (Scott)

2011 Grill-Off Winners

Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $20, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!

Art/Vendor Market

Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!

Vendors: The application fee is only $25! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait! The deadline is Friday, June 15th, 2012.

Games & Talent Show

Come bring the kids!

  • Field Day Games
    We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!
  • Crafts
    For the artsy and younger kids we’ll have craft projects. Think maks, bird feeders, and more!
  • Talent Show/Open Mic
    Does your kid have a special talent? Are they eager to show off their moonwalking skills? Shakespeare recital? Breakdancing? Juggling? Chris Rock impression? Sign them up for the talent show hosted by MC Hectic Da Backpacka – there are $100 worth of prizes! There will be musical, non-musical, and open mic challenge categories. We just ask to keep it PG. Sign up by 3:30pm on the day of the event or email trueearth@gmail.com ahead of time.
  • Basketball Shoot-Off
    Show off your hoop-throwing skills for a chance to win movie theater tickets!

Sponsors/Partners

The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without the generous donations from:

Interested in sponsoring the 2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!

Donations

We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!


Photos

Curious what prior year’s were all about? Check out our Facebook album’s from 2011 and 2010!

Past Westview Summer Solstice Events

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2011

Summer Solstice Photos & Winners

The Westview Community Organization would like to thank all the attendees, grillers, vendors, and sponsors for making the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration such a great event!

Congratulations to our grill-off winners – Ashview Heights’ Larry Carter won the “Best Chicken” category, and West End’s Carl Nes won the “Best Pork” category!

To view more photos from the 2011 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Summer Solstice Celebration

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out with an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!

LOCATION
Join the Westview Community Organization at KIPP STRIVE Academy for music, art, and food as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration! KIPP STRIVE is located in the historic J.C. Harris school building at 1444 Lucile Avenue, 30310.

MUSIC
Come boogie down to some soul, funk, and classics with our local Djs – Theo, Ryze, and Quasar.

GRILL-OFF: TASTE OF WESTVIEW
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? Get your “passport” and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink. Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.

The suggested donation for a “passport” is $5, although you are always welcome to donate more! You can go ahead and reserve your “passport” via PayPal and pick it up at will-call on the day of the event. (Just bring the printed PayPal receipt and/or your ID matching the PayPal records.)


GRILL-OFF: CONTESTANTS
This year’s celebration includes a grill-off, fostering friendly competition between neighboring communities in Southwest Atlanta. Teams from these neighborhoods have signed up to compete:

  • Westview
  • Adair Park
  • Ashview Heights
  • Beecher-Donnelly (2 contestants!)
  • West End
  • Plus individuals

ART/VENDOR MARKET
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!

  • Antiques Shop
  • Angel Green Eyes Jewelry
  • Deanna Claudette Jewelry
  • Gingerbread Sisters Creations
  • Peaceful Natural Soaps
  • The Atlanta BeltLine
  • Unforgettable Delights
  • ZoUnique Abstracts
  • And more…

FULL INFO
Learn more about it on our Westview Summer Solstice Celebration page »