Firehouse Block Party

The Firehouse Community Arts Center is excited to announce the first annual Firehouse Block Party!  Not only does this event coincide with the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic calendar, it also marks the unveiling of our new interactive teaching space on the building’s second floor!

In December of 2020, we came to you, our community, with a big ask:  Help us build The Firehouse.  You all responded in a big way, and we raised nearly sixty thousand dollars.  Now, we present to you the first fruit of this labor:  A fully functional, ready-to-use teaching space complete with three one-on-one classrooms, and two band practice areas where young musicians can accessibly come together and create.

Thus far in 2021, we’ve been hard at work not just building our space, but working with our current students and neighbors to develop partnerships and trust throughout the communities of North Avondale, East Avondale, and South Avondale/Forest Park.  As we grow, so does the number of students whose lives we hope to impact in a big way.

Join us from 3 – 9 PM for a totally outdoor event featuring an eclectic array of local artists including Dommel Mosel, The Boquets, Brint Story, Heather and Hay, Sarah Lee Langford, and more.  The legendary Shaheed and DJ Supreme will kick things off at 3 with their educational hip hop program ‘Knowledge, Rhythm & Understanding’—a program we offer biweekly on Sundays here at the Firehouse.

Eugene’s Hot Chicken, Simply Sonequa Pound Cakes, and Ono Ice will be on hand, and our Friends Cahaba Brewing will supply the beer.  Tours of the space led by Eric and other board members will be ongoing throughout the day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to help us celebrate the year to date and the future to come as we continue to build the Firehouse Community in Avondale!

Advance tickets are available at for $10, and will also be available at the event.

This event is free to all Firehouse students and their families!