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The seventh Annual ‘RAD Studio Cruise’ on Saturday, March 15, 2014 (12 noon to 8:00 pm) has been expanded, making it the Rail Arts District’s largest and most diverse event to date. It includes six large working artist studios, and several individual studios hosting artist demonstrations and art sales in varied price points and mediums from painting to pottery, glasswork, paper arts, photography, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts and more.
The free, open-to-the-public event is on-track to draw thousands of attendees, and for the first time since 2007, will offer free trolley service between participating venues. The artist studios are located in buildings along a stretch of CSX rails running through Avondale Estates, Scottdale and (East) Decatur. Visitors can download a RAD Studio Cruise Map and Schedule of Events at www.railartsdistrict.com.
Another highlight and trolley stop is in downtown Avondale where two major buildings are hosting special events. The Market Events building in Tudor Square will be open for the first time since it was the Academy Theater. Sample artisanal foods & beverages, and enjoy the popular Root City Market that will set up shop in this location for the very first time. The space will be decked out with visuals showing the remarkable re-development plans that will transform Tudor Square and are already in progress. Avondale Mayor Ed Rieker will be on hand as host. Additionally, the charming Towne Cinema in the city’s Tudor Village will be open to the public for the first time in years and will offer free music performances and exhibits. Originally built in 1925 and converted into a theater in 1938, it has long been a cherished vintage building in the city.