Giant Garage Sales: July 10, Aug 14 and Sept 11
- Every second Saturday through September, from 10am to 3pm.
- Food and beverages (including pop-up bar) will be available.
- Donations of salable items accepted for HPIC table – all monies go to HPIC with big thanks!
- Come have fun and support HPIC and our sellers
For Booth Rental:
- Contact email@example.com attn: Garage Sale
- A 10×10 space is $30 – payment due at setup.
- Rain or shine, sale will go on
- If you use an HPIC table, you take out and put away
- All unsold items must be taken with you after the sale. Due to Covid there are no donation trucks available for pick up of unsold items
- No public restrooms
Diversity and Inclusion at HPIC
Change is occurring on all levels at HPIC. Not only are we taking this time to make much needed improvements to our building, we are also examining the club’s own history, processes and programming in order to better represent and celebrate the diversity of our community, and foster inclusion throughout all that we do as an organization.
The HPIC board cares deeply about the people of our community, and we want to be explicit about our stand for social justice. We have a lot to learn, and we look forward to sharing this journey with you. If you have ideas or suggestions of what you would like to see, please reach out to be a part of the change.
The Story of our BLM Banner
In the Summer of 2020, Members of Highland Park Improvement Club eagerly created and installed a large Black Lives Matter banner on to the garden fence to show support for the rise of the movement and to acknowledge the long overdue attention to this human issue.
Soon after, the banner was stolen and destroyed; pieces were found on surrounding streets near HPIC. In early July, the West Seattle Blog covered the story and asked for the community to keep an eye out and give any information they had regarding the theft. A local sign shop owner saw the article and graciously offered to make a replacement banner. He thoughtfully made two banners, just in case there was another theft.
The new banner was hung on the fence but vandalized with graffiti soon after. The third banner was also destroyed; sliced in a few places that were able to be repaired and re-hung, but then once again, shredded beyond repair.
With this more permanent attempt at a show of support we acknowledge that we continue to proudly believe that Black Lives Matter and that we refuse to succumb to the fear of destruction. HPIC stands proudly with the BIPOC community.
Work in progress
The work continues on HPIC’s Performance and Dance Space, with funding from a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for $25,840.
The project will improve indoor air quality, while upgrading the space to be even more supportive of performing arts and cultural activities. When we are able to re-open, we will have a refreshed and more accessible space for the community, as well as an improved venue for local performers and artists.
Neighborhood Matching Funds are all about volunteer match. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the building work, email us and we’ll add your name to our list.
Also, we value your input! Send us your ideas for the space, for programming, for virtual things we might do.
We thank King County and 4Culture for the Building Structural Improvements Grant, and also for support from the Covid Cultural Relief Fund, which has helped us pay our bills during this time.
Spring refresh: street sign art on Holden
Ready to leave winter behind! Thanks to artists Kay,
Kelly (aka Easter Bunny), Judith (not pictured) and Monica.
Ongoing and in-process:
HPIC has received a generous $50,000 grant from 4Culture for structural improvements and partial roofing for the building.
Thanks to 4Culture for supporting our neighborhood gathering space and recognizing its value with this grant. We look forward to these mostly hidden but important upgrades that will keep us strong. Thanks also for Covid-relief support to help us pay our bills during this challenging time.
And thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant of $25,840 to revitalize our Gathering and Performance Space.
Highland Park Action Committee: All volunteer & not for profit. Our role is to be an advocate for Highland Park and to affect positive change in our neighborhood. Currently meeting via Zoom. Check our website https://hpacinfo.wordpress.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.