Historic Kenwood neighborhood wins national award
July 6, 2020 - Historic Kenwood has been named the 2020 national “Neighborhood of the Year” by the national non-profit organizationNeighborhoods, USA, after winning first place in Neighborhood Revitalization/Beautification – one of three categories in which winners compete for the top honor. The awards recognize Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association’s Public Arts Initiative. A team of volunteers wrote a master plan, commissioned artist-created signpost finials, produced street banners featuring art by members of Historic Kenwood’s Artist Enclave, and recruited hosts for 11 Dining for Art events in 2019 that engaged 184 neighbors and friends and raised more than $8,000. At the completion of the finial project, artists and neighbors hosted 13 engagement activities that reached more than 1,000 people.