Highland BLOOMS returns May 10, 2014 for the second installment of this much anticipated garden tour. Seven Highland homeowners will open their garden gates for a rare peek inside. In addition to these unique city gardens, we will also have area food trucks, artists, and a garden feature available for raffle.
Tickets will be $12 in advance, $15 at the door. HRA members get in for only $10, in advance or at the door. It pays to be a member of HRA!
Stay tuned for details and ticket availability, and be sure to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up with all the latest info!
Tickets can be purchased in advance at C & C Electric, 2430 Line Avenue, or can be purchased on-line right here.
Highland-area artists will be on display as part of the Highland Experience Highland Blooms event on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am until 2 pm at the retro 1920s ‘gas station/workshop’ of HRA board members Liz Swaine and Steve Culp. The house attached to the workshop is one of the things unique about Highland—it was one of the neighborhood’s original Mom-and-Pop grocery stores. Built in the 1920s, the Southern Avenue Grocery store serviced the needs of the vibrant neighborhood surrounding it. As with many such stores of the day, the family lived upstairs and the store was downstairs. Steve and Liz have converted the entire building to residential.
15+ Highland artists ranging from fine wood furniture makers to painters, jewelry makers and more will be set up at the Art Market. Sculptor Steve Culp will also have metal creatures from his Mechanical Planet series on display. The Art Market is open to the public with no admission fee, however, anyone with a Highland Blooms ticket will be entered into a drawing for a free piece of Highland art.
There’s a lot going on in historic Highland! From Cultural District artist open studio tours, to holiday home tours to jazz and blues festivals, we have something fun for almost everyone. In addition to the entertainment, the Highland Restoration Association is hard at work on the issues that will affect our neighborhood in almost every way. Continue reading Check Out the Exciting Highland Happenings!
The long-running Highland Holiday Home Tour welcomed hundreds to the neighborhood the weekend of Dec. 7-8, who were able to view 12 homes and businesses decked out for the holidays! The Saturday night candlelight event featured the elegant homes of Fairfield Avenue bedecked in Christmas finery. The A-1 trolley or stretch limousines from Kilpatrick/Rose-Neath picked up guests at C & C Electric and spirited them to Fairfield Avenue, which for the night, was open to pedestrians only. The Sunday tour featured different homes around Highland and the first-ever Highland Holiday Art Market. 17 artists showed and sold wares ranging from metal sculpture to fine painting to jewelry.
The Celebrate Highland Holiday Home Tour was made possible by the Highland Restoration Association. homeowners and volunteers, with sponsorship by SWEPCO, Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Inc., and ISA Stewart Insurance Associates, Inc.
Did you realize that the small sum that you pay to be a member of the Highland Restoration Association each year is what allows us to:
- Promote Highland
- Host the Highland Christmas Tour
- Present the spring Highland Experience
- Hold the spring Garden Tour
- Encourage Highland home ownership
- Keep on top of zoning, property standards, crime-related or quality of life matters
- Donate to beautification projects
- Work with the city on park improvements
- Hold twice-yearly General Membership Meetings
- Donate to the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival
- Provide donation and assistance to the Highland Open Studios Tour-Sunday events
- Encourage Neighborhood Watch
- Be the liaison between citizens and the city, parish, non-profits and business community
- Sound the alarm about issues potentially damaging to our neighborhood
- Present monthly awards for best yard and improvements
- Represent the neighborhood on the Council of Neighborhoods, at the City Council, Parish Commission, MPC and ZBA
Your voice and dollars matter in making our neighborhood stronger! With your membership you will receive the quarterly newsletter, be a member of the Highland Restoration Association facebook page, be invited the yearly membership meetings and be eligible for serving on the HRA board of directors.
Join or renew your membership now by clicking here – HRA-Membership-Application