Giant kiting event set to celebrate Studio@620’s 16th anniversary

Photo of kites flying over a waterfront park

It’s hard to believe the Studio@620 has been operating in the Sunshine City for 16 years. Over the course of nearly two decades the arthouse created by G. David Ellis and Bob Devin Jones has grown into a home for poets, playwrights, authors, thespians, and comics. It’s a glistening home of curiosity, literally, the building his draped with glowing string lights.

To celebrate this milestone, The Studio@620 will present a public kiting demonstration in Lassing Park (2042 Beach Drive Southeast). The Worlds Greatest Kiting event was Dave Ellis’ final grand program at The Studio and now the organization will honor this legacy as part of marking their anniversary this year.

Friends are invited to bring a blanket to the park and enjoy a shared experience in the spirit of community, while observing safe social distancing practices. So please, wear a mask an maintain your safe social distance.

You can observe the event a the northern section of Lassing Park, near the 1600 Block of Beach Drive Southeast on June 20. The event begins around 6:20pm and will end at sundown.

Participation is free and open to the public. Donations are also accepted in support of The Studio@620.

The Studio has many events on the horizon. Here’s a quick look at what to keep on your radar:

June 19: DanceBreak: The Making of Jazz Theory with Alex Jones and Jeremy Carter

Weekly on Wednesdays: VIRTUAL Poetry Open Mic

Virtual Literary Events with Wordier Than Thou

Call to Artists for Community Art Show – Deadline July 2

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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