For Immediate Release
Date: October 18, 2013
Savannah residents are invited to share their stories about food for a multi-media art project being assembled on May Street during the third Play Streets festival on Saturday, October 19th, 1-4 p.m. on May Street from Emerald Street to Anderson Street .
The art project is inspired by the StoryCorps broadcast on National Public Radio where the stories of Americans are recorded, broadcast and archived to create an oral history of a point in time. Street Stories is a collaborative project of Desotorow Gallery, Loop It Up Savannah, West Broad Street YMCA and the City of Savannah intended to capture and provoke an assessment of a City’s relationship with food at a point in time.
Residents will be invited to record a short story on film, and design a corresponding page of the Street Stories book with the help of members of Desotorow Gallery and Loop It Up Savannah. The resulting film and book will travel to community institutions for display and will be housed online.
The Street Stories project is just one component of the Play Streets festival for families funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation. Other activities during the three hour event will include a fun run for kids put on by the Critz Tybee Run Fest team, carnival games organized by West Broad Street YMCA, family sports coordinated by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and many more activities contributed by a host of community organizations.
The Play Street on May Street is the third of four Play Streets events in 2013, with previous events including a World Hopscotching Record attempt, and the last event to feature a 2,000 square foot synthetic ice skating rink.
If you go: The Play Streets events are designed as festivals for families to enjoy on foot or on bike and include arts, healthy food, and games for all ages. • Play Street on May Street (October 19th , 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., on May Street from Emerald St to Anderson St)
• Play Street at Food Day (October 26th , 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., in Daffin Park).
For more information, visit savannahga.gov/play or contact Garrison Marr at (912) 651-6926.