| December 17, 2010 | 9:53am
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The event, which will run this Saturday, will take a holiday break and return Feb. 5 on the first Saturday or every month through May 7. Event coordinators say they still have space open to artist admissions on all skill levels.
Annie Loyd, founder of the FUSION Foundation
, which specializes in building bridges between the community and government entitites, says this art walk is different than other Valley art events in that it's family friendly, held during the day, and makes strong efforts to get local students to participate.
The project's timing is ideal, because residents and business owners have been wanting to revitalize the soul of downtown, and art is the perfect tool to do that, Loyd says.
City of Glendale liaison and event coordinator Justine Cornelius says Lateral 58 blends the new arts district and downtown's history together -- what has grown into an antiques hot spot over the years, is now looking for some upcoming creative energy.
"Glendale actually had something similar in the '60s," Cornelius says. "We figured the city needs to be involved because we wanted to be a part of that art and culture experience."
To apply as an artist to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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