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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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

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Westview Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration Photos

On Saturday, June 26th, the Westview neighborhood celebrated its 100th birthday. The Westview Centennial Celebration took place at KIPP STRIVE Academy, the new charter middle school next to the BeltLine.

The day’s activities started with a 5K sponsored by the BeltLine, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Westview portion of the BeltLine Model Mile.

The celebrations continued with music by RnB band In The Pocket, house music by DJs Ryze, Drew, and Ramon Rawsoul, puppet shows and storytelling for young and old, vendors selling organic soaps, prints and more, and some friendly rivalry between the grill-off contestants over who would win the public’s heart for their chicken and rib recipes.

Additionally, the Westview Community Organization would like to thank the following people for making the Westview Centennial Celebration happen:

To view more photos from the Westview Centennial Celebration please visit the Westview Facebook page.

Westview Centennial Celebration

Westview Centennial CelebrationDate:
Saturday, June 26th

1444 Lucile Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

9:30am – 10:30am: Atlanta BeltLine 5K
10:30am – 11:00am: Ribbon-cutting
11:00am – 11:30am: Ceremonies
11:30am – 4:00pm: Grill-off, music, games, and artist/vendor market

The Westview neighborhood is excited to be celebrating its centennial!

100 years ago William J. Davis purchased the Westwood Park property from the Ontario Land Company for $100,000. He renamed the property “West End Park”, and hired Solon Zachery Ruff, the civil engineer and landscape expert responsible for Ansley Park, to lay out the plans for his new residence park neighborhood. The lots were auctioned off, and neighbors built beautiful Craftsman bungalows along the wide streets.

Today Westview is a vibrant (and still affordable) in-town neighborhood only five minutes from downtown and seven minutes from Midtown! Come spend a day with us and get to know one of Atlanta’s last hidden gems.

The Atlanta BeltLine is sponsoring a free 5K run/walk in conjunction with the grand opening of phase two of the Westview/West End Trail. Immediately following the 5k will be a neighborhood celebration, featuring a grill-off, music, games, and an artist market!

Things to Bring:
Picnic blankets, camping chairs, an appetite, $5 for the grill-off, sunscreen, cold water, smiles.

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Ontario Park Cookout

Ontario Park Cookout Photos

Westview neighbors got together to hold the second annual Ontario Park Cookout this past Saturday. Burgers, hot dogs and chickens were cooking on the grill, drinks in ice tubs provided refreshment, old Oaks trees provided shade during the swelling summer heat, and our beautiful neighborhood provided the backdrop. The Westview Community Organization made up the backbone of the event with support from police to close off the roads, the fire stations for providing seating, local politicians, candidates, and neighbors donations to provide the food and drink. The cookout provided a great opportunity for residents to meet other neighbors, or to mingle with existing friends. Children were enjoying chalk drawing on the street, water balloons games, and jump rope. There was even a glimpse of the occasional hard working new homeowner breaking away from renovation work to enjoy the community gathering.

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Ontario Park Cookout – June 27th

The Westview Neighborhood Cookout is just three weeks away! It is time for us to ensure we have everything we need to make it a success.

So, how can you help? In two ways:

1) Donate money or items! No amount of $$ is too small. Having monetary donations will allow us to buy the items we need.

If not, please see the list below and decide what you can bring.

Donation List
– Cash Donations (Checks can be made out to “Westview Community Organization” or pay via PayPal)
– Hot Dogs (20 packages)
– Chips (5+ bags)
– Hamburgers (5 packages)
– Bottled Water
– Cans of Soda / Coke
– Paper Plates
– Napkins
– Folding Tables
– Tents

2) Visit a local business and ask them to donate money OR items. Download a donation letter that you can print and take to businesses. Please contact me, Ayana at 404-345-3209, if you visit a business.

Don’t know where to go? Checkout the list of local businesses below:

– Kroger, 590 Casacde – I will be going here this week. Any neighbors who would like to come along?
– Crazy Cajun Restaurant, 1540 RDA
– SPACE, 1310 White St.
– Precious Peices, 1535 RDA
– The Barber Loft, 1538 RDA
– Sweet Teez/Studio J. Boutique, 1539 RDA
– Pam’s Boutique and Accessories, 1534 RDA
– Fried Rice King, 1372 RDA

Thanks for all your efforts!

– Ayana

Westview Neighborhood Cookout

The first annual Westview Neighborhood Cookout was held this past Saturday at Ontario Park. It was a huge success! Neighbors, police officers, firefighters, and local politicians were all in attendance. The community raised substantial funds and gathered donations to make it possible. There was food, music, games for the kids, and lots of great dialog. If you missed it this year make sure to catch it next year!