In honor of Juneteenth, local artist Dañetta Evans will paint asphalt art highlighting the history of Double Dutch, African American quilt design & the Underground Railroad titled “The Gathering Place” in Tidewater Gardens near Charlotte Street & Ruffner Street.

Join us for a Free Community Celebration & Asphalt Art Dedication: June 19, 1-3pm.

Enjoy free food from Crop Circle Gourmet, Copsicles from the NPD, face painting, a photo booth and music by DJ Jokin’ Joe. Special guests include Councilwoman Royster and Amanda Askew, Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate reading her original poem created in recognition of Juneteenth. The Norfolk Double Dutch jump rope team returns for a 30 year reunion showcase performance.

WANT TO HELP PAINT?
All ages and skill levels are invited to help us paint June 16-18. Choose a 1hr. time slot here or show up any time 10am-5pm: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baaab2ea0ff2-volunteer

Project funded via an #AsphaltArtInitiative grant we received together with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Watch a video that features the 1st project we completed.

Questions email: publicart@norfolk.gov or karen.rudd@norfolk.gov. See Less

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