Friday, August 21, 2009

bella art festival tomorrow


Press Telegram Article

BELLFLOWER (July 30, 2009)- In an effort to build community in the midst of the economic downturn, local churches, organizations, and residents have joined together to plan the Bella Art Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 22, 2009.

This free event will be held at the Town Center Plaza and will bring out citizens from in and around Bellflower to enjoy the work of local artists & musicians and to participate in a community chalk-drawing contest.

City officials are pleased that events like these are still taking place despite difficult economic times. Assistant director of Parks and Recreation for Bellflower, Ms. Vicki CasaƱas, noted that family events like these help bring a great feeling of community to the city. She shared that community gatherings provide the intangible feelings that are so necessary for a city to thrive.

Bellflower residents are also excited that cultural events are finding their way to Bellflower. “Events help build a feeling of camaraderie, and they allow everyone to get out and meet each other” said Phyllis Larsen, a Bellflower resident for 60 years. The Art Festival will be a time for families to interact with their neighbors, enjoy various mediums of art created by local artists and musicians, and celebrate their community.

The Bella Art Festival will take place from 4 to 9pm on the 22nd, and will be open to all neighbors both in and around Bellflower. The Town Center Plaza is located off Bellflower Blvd, between the sheriff substation and City Hall. Many volunteers will be needed and artist submissions are still being accepted for the Bella Art Festival. For more information, or to get involved, please visit

About Bless Bellflower: Bless Bellflower is an organization connected to Kingdom Causes Bellflower (KCB), a 501c3 community non-profit with a Federal Tax ID # of 95-4849998 that has been working since 1999 to organize people in Bellflower to bring about the good of the whole community.

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