Make It Mar Vista
Mar Vista Chamber’s Make It Mar Vista: Small Business Saturday Event is taking place Saturday, November 28, 2015. We envision inviting people from our community and beyond to interact with local businesses, local artists and each other for a day of true community engagement along our Great Street of Venice Boulevard.
We’ll work with many partner organizations to make this event a reality, including LA Bike Coalition, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Green Communications Initiative, City Councilman Mike Bonin’s Office, A Kid’s Place Preschool, and Grand View Elementary School.
We have many amazing events planned for activating the Great Street for Make it Mar Vista, inlcuding a Kickoff Bike Parade, a Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane with Sustainable Planter Boxes, a Mar Vista Passport game, a Paint-by-Numbers Community Mural, Wayfinding Signs to encourage walking, Sidewalk Directions and Activities, the Story Corps Mar Vista Living History Project, the Artify Mar Vista Interactive Art Projects, and Live Entertainment at the Main Event Hub.
We enthusiastically look forward to engaging the community through the Make It Mar Vista: Small Business Saturday Event!
Our team plans to activate stakeholders in Mar Vista with massive outreach efforts, tapping into our networks and making sure everyone knows how they can be a part of this event. We’ll do marketing across all possible platforms to ensure a great turnout on the day. We’ll meet with City Officials to plan the bike lane logistics. We’ll work with the Mar Vista Community Council. We’ll work with local artists who’ll help design the Atrify projects. We’ll all be working to plan activities that will be engaging to all age groups. And we’ll work with all the local businesses in our network.
why we’re doing it
Venice Blvd. is the heart of our Mar Vista community and when it was chosen as one of the Great Streets, it gave us the opportunity to transform it from the State Highway is has been into the Community Hub it can be. We want to see people walking and biking safely up and down its length, we want to see businesses thrive with new and returning customers and we want to see artists’ work wherever we look. We think this event will engage our Community and inspire permanent changes we all want to see happen here in Mar Vista.