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HILLSIDE


LaGrange, GA

April 29th 

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HILLSIDE


LaGrange, GA

April 29th 

 

ABOUT

The festival takes place in the heart of the thriving historic Hillside neighborhood just blocks from LaGrange College and the West Georgia Medical Center. The event is the dream of several Hillside residents that want to host an event that could mobilize the strengths of the local area while encouraging a greater sense of community. The festival offers opportunities to hear up and coming bands, grab a bite to eat, learn how to live healthier and add a new piece of artwork to their collection.

Kia's DASH to Wellness 5K Starts at 9 AM 

Hillside Art and Music Festival start at 9 AM 

 

History


History


The event was developed by a group of residents that wanted to create a space where artisans, producers, musicians and locals could celebrate the talents within Hillside. The first year, over thirty unique vendors, a full day of musicians led by Pure Life Studios, LaGrange's Montessori schools and 505 Eats took a chance to host an open street festival with a 90% chance of rain. The weather held and over a thousand people attended the inaugural event. Everyone was blown away by the success of the festival and wanted to do it again. Last year, the organizers expanded the event by partnering with Kia Motor Manufacturing of Georgia and hosting the inaugural Kia's DASH to Wellness. Over 270 runners and 150 walkers made the race one of the largest in Troup County. In 2017, event organizers are looking forward to capitalizing on the race's appeal by encouraging residents to discover that wellness is a community effort. 


Our Logo


Our Logo


Kia's DASH to Wellness and the Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival share the same logo that represents the talents in the community. In 2016, several graphic designers submitted ideas. Lisa Ng’s winning submission features a tree with three main branches depicting a treble clef, a fork and a paint brush. These three icons represent the artistic gifts in the local area—music, food and visual art—while the circles or leaves represent the rich diversity of the community.