Downtown Dig In
Athletics, the Arts & Appetites Combine on August 15
August 07, 2014
As summer simmers on, the City of Tallahassee is planning a night of sandy excitement, artistic expression and tasty treats with help from the Downtown Improvement Authority and LeMoyne Center for the Arts. The Downtown Dig In will take place on Friday, August 15, from 5:30 until dark at the Food Truck Court, located on Madison St. between Bronough and Duval streets. This free, public event combines athletics, the arts and appetites in a chill, backyard party atmosphere.
Serving as the official opening of the newest sand volleyball courts in Tallahassee, the Downtown Dig In will feature a Sand Slam Celebrity Challenge. City leaders will face off against local media representatives. This exhibition game will take place at 5:30 p.m.
The second court will be open to the public. Please BYOB – bring your own ball. If you don't have one, you're sure to find someone willing to share or play a pick-up game with you.
While athletic prowess will wow attendees near the court, your creative side will be wowed by Everyone's First Gallery, a pop-up gallery from the LeMoyne Center for the Arts. Debuting at the Downtown Dig In, this unique, limited-time art gallery will feature repurposed refrigerators from hhgregg covered with original art from the center's summer camp students. The gallery will be up for one to two weeks.
Dig In attendees are encouraged to post their own work on the fridges as well. Bring along your favorite piece of 2D art or create one on site. LeMoyne, celebrating its 50th year anniversary, will have a table supplied with paper and crayons available for doodlers, sketch artists, origami enthusiasts and the like. Staff from LeMoyne will also be at the event to answer questions about the center, including membership, upcoming shows and more.
Giving an assist to hungry tummies, local food trucks will be on site serving up delicious dinners, snacks and treats.
For more information about the sand volleyball courts, including hours of operation and court rules, please visit Talgov.com or call 891-FUNN (3866).
For more information about the LeMoyne Center for the Arts, please visit www.lemoyne.org.
Alison Faris, Communications Department, 891-8533; or Ashley Edwards, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs, 891-3866