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Re:Imagine Garden Grove

October 12, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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“Re:Imagine Garden Grove – A Downtown Open Streets Event” will take place on Sunday, October 12, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event invites residents and visitors to explore a car-free, re-envisioned downtown environment that will celebrate the community, diverse cultures, and a healthy lifestyle. The City has partnered with Los Angeles-based Community Arts Resources, Inc. (CARS) to produce the inaugural event. CARS produces L.A.’s CicLAvia open streets event and other acclaimed cultural programs with parallel missions to Garden Grove’s Open Streets. Green Public Art Consultancy has been invited to commission a temporary public art project to highlight a half-mile section of the route from the existing OCTA Pacific Electric Right-of-Way to the Civic Center.

“Re:Imagine Garden Grove” advances a City effort to re-brand Garden Grove and showcase downtown as the living room of the community — an inviting area where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience the spirit of the city. The vehicle-free celebration will temporarily remove cars from over two miles of city streets, including Garden Grove Boulevard, Main Street, and Acacia Parkway, allowing pedestrians, cyclists, runners, and skateboarders to experience downtown in a new light.

This community celebration will help to bring the downtown of the future into the present by creating a pop-up version of the newly imagined heart of the city. Through multicultural programs and performances, temporary public art, interactive workshops, a downtown destinations discount program, food vendors, kids activities, community booths, car-free streets and temporary directional signage, event-goers will experience downtown Garden Grove as a lively and engaging center where the city’s multi-ethnic communities come together as one to celebrate their community. Participants will explore downtown in its current form, while envisioning what could be.


October 12, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Community Arts Resources: CARS


Downtown Garden Grove
Garden Grove, 92843 + Google Map

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