The Villard Avenue Business Improvement District held its’ free neighborhood street festival

The Villard Avenue Business Improvement Dist. #19 held its free 2012 neighborhood street festival on W. Villard Ave. between N. 35th and N. 38th Streets on Sat., August 25. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton is pictured above with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Mandela Barnes, who recently won the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The family friendly festival has consistently grown in scope and fun since it was founded eight years ago.The Villard Avenue Day Festival offers great opportunities for family fun, for meeting neighbors, and for connecting with the friendly business owners and organizations which help bring commerce to the area. The festival had two stages for live music and other performances, and there is plentiful food, games and prizes as well. It also featured face painting as you see below. (Photos by Robert A. Bell)