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Summer 2017 Newsletter
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2018 House Tour

Tickets are now available for this year's Observatory Hill Home & Outdoor Spaces Tour!

On Sunday, June 24 from 12-5 pm, Observatory Hill will be bustling with visitors touring the “Ins and Outs” of this Northside neighborhood. This year’s tour will include homes with unique original detail, welcoming porches, and colorful gardens. As an added attraction, some of the homes, gardens and porches will be used to showcase local artists’ craft and performance.

When putting out a call for artists for the event, a number of community artist and musicians offered to set up their wares or to perform their music during the tour. We will have painters, glassmakers, jewelers, photographers, and other artists. Local musicians and performers will be entertaining tour-goers on various porches or in gardens.

Last year’s tour had record breaking attendance and, back by popular demand, there will also be craft beer tastings from local breweries as well as spirit and cider tastings from local distilleries. A fun variety of local favorite food trucks will also be there for folks to purchase lunch or a bite to eat.

The self-guided walking tour will begin on Riverview Avenue and head south along Perrysville Avenue to the area known as Judge’s Row. Several
of the grand homes that run along the border of Riverview Park will also be on the tour. From there, the tour will wrap around to the quiet homes tucked away on Delaware and Orleans. The tour will conclude with a beautiful Victorian “painted lady” that sits high on the hillside of Watson Boulevard.

Tickets are $15 in advance and are available now! Tickets are $18 the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit Observatory Hill Inc. Registration is at the corner of Perrysville and Riverview Avenues. Look for more information on the artists and musicians as the event approaches.