By Carlen Ruth Hultgren
Are you ready for the 2020 version of the East Atlanta Strut? What, you thought a little issue with big crowds and a nasty virus was going to stop East Atlanta from putting on the best street festival in the city? Well, hold onto your face masks, and get your leaf blowers ready to Strut In Place.
On Saturday, September 26, from 12:00pm until 6:00pm, East Atlanta Village (EAV) will once again celebrate its art, culture, and quirkiness in a safer, more socially appropriate way but with maximum fun and neighborliness in mind. There are two ways to play this year: socially distanced at an EAV business or in your own front yard, where the Strut comes to you. Think Small Business Saturday meets Porchfest, with a Strut twist. Instead of closing streets and inviting 10,000 people to the neighborhood, the Strut will facilitate activities throughout the business and residential districts of the village.
Want to play music, sell art, or show off some other talents? The Strut will help pair you with a business or residence where you can Strut your stuff. Want to host a band, an artist, a leaf blower contest? The Strut will match you up. Want to hang out in your yard on a lovely afternoon and have some entertainment cruise by? The Strut will send someone your way. More information is available at https://eastatlantastrut.com, where you can check out a fun-filled video of ideas. Participation is free.
You can help spread the word and make this a festival day worthy of the name “East Atlanta Strut.” Subscribe to the Strut YouTube channel, where the fun will be streamed live. Sign up to volunteer to hand out fliers to neighbors at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/10870008777396400100/false#/invitation.
The all-volunteer East Atlanta Strut Committee sends thanks and virtual hugs to all who participate in making this the best, from a safe distance, Strut on September 26. Become a volunteer. Become a sponsor. For more information and details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-692-4791.