Tag: Riverside Art Walk

Downtown Riverside businesses strive to survive

By Holland Snipes Sisters Nadia and Vera Lee sat in their Downtowne Bookstore on a slow Monday afternoon. A few people came in to browse but the store has seen busier days. “Our store sales this year were about 50% of our previous year, but our online sales were about 60% better,” Vera Lee said.

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Word Circus takes over downtown Riverside

By Saida Maalin Poets Romaine Washington and Eric “T.R.U.E.” DeVaughn left the audience visibly inspired by their performance at the monthly Riverside Art Walk.  Audience members interacted with each performance uniquely as both poets showcased their work in a creative way.  “T.R.U.E. is an acronym for, ‘Thought requires uncommon effort,’” DeVaughn said.. He provoked the

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Local artist creates eye-popping art

By Imari Rede The life of an artist today is often based on their social media and other networking abilities which is separate from their actual creative work. Sophie Violette is a local artist who skips all the online distractions. She has showcased her work live in downtown Riverside since 2013. Her work can be

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RCC students rock the walk

BRITTANY NIKODYM | STAFF WRITER On the first Thursday of every month, downtown Riverside transforms into a bustling cultural wonderland. Local musicians, artists and crafters fill the streets with sound and color, while people come from all over the Inland Empire to experience the event. The Riverside Artswalk celebrated its 10-year anniversary last November and

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