Mon March 24, 2014
Serendipity and Street Art with Margy Waller
I'm really quite jealous of Margy Waller's job title which is Serendipity Director at Art on the Streets. Waller is a long-time arts advocate for Cincinnati, and though the idea of 'directing serendipity' seems like an oxymoron, she handles the task quite skillfully.
Art on the Streets brings together visual artists as well as dancers, street musicians and other like-minded creative people to produce magnificent, spontaneous bursts of creativity and engagement in the city.
You never know where you might encounter Art on the Streets -- you might catch yourself listening to a musician at Second Sunday on Main, or join in on a Fountain Square flash-mob by Pones Inc., or you might bang a drum with the friendly musical monsters from Forealism-Tribe.
In whatever form it may take, the work of Margy Waller and Art on the Streets brings more fun, more joy - and more serendipity - to Cincinnati, and the entire city benefits from their work.
"Out in the Street" by The Who from the album The Who Sings My Generation
Special thanks to Dan Korman of Park + Vine for allowing us to meet in their cafe for the interview.
Co-founder Kim Popa
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