June 2016 | News from Selah Downtown Association
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Welcome Downtown!

Things at SDA are really picking up speed. May was a jam-packed month, and June is looking to be even more so!

We have several events coming up this month, including the kick-off of our new Second Saturday series on Saturday, June 11th, which coincides with the annual Selah Celebrates Art festival. Join us downtown for a day of art and creativity!

This month we also welcome back Selah's Wednesday Market, opening June 15th, 5-8 pm, and continuing through September. SDA is taking over the reigns as this year's Market Manager, so if you see SDA folks wandering around, introduce yourself! I look forward to meeting you all.


Whitney Stohr
Executive Director

Selah Second Saturdays kick-off

Big News for Downtown Selah!

This month, SDA will kick-off the Selah Second Saturdays program on Saturday, June 11th, with the theme Art in the Community. Second Saturdays are an opportunity for downtown businesses and other organizations to plan events and offer special deals and promotions around the monthly theme. SDA will then promote those events and promotions as part of the larger downtown-wide event!

June 11th events include:

Selah Celebrates Art -- An annual street art festival with events sponsored by Selah Downtown Association, Nana Kate's and Save-on-Food$. Read below for more information.
     Location:  Various locations in downtown Selah
     Time:  8 AM - 9 PM

"Art of Chocolate" -- Free chocolate dipped snack you get to create, sponsored by Selah Sweets.
     Location:  Selah Sweets, 105B S. 1st St.
     Time:  10 AM - 6 PM

Art in the Community Kids Activity -- A free hands-on, DIY art activity for kids, presented by SDA, hosted by Arts On The Move and sponsored by Selah Education Foundation. Find out more:

     Location:  Downtown Selah
     Time:  11 AM - 3 PM

Emerging Artists Gallery Opening & Reception 
An art gallery showcasing Selah's young, emerging artists, sponsored by SDA and North Town Coffeehouse, and a reception open to the public with refreshments available for purchase.
     Location:  North Town Coffeehouse, 406 S. 1st
     Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM

     Note: SDA will be collecting donations of art supplies for Selah area students during the Emerging Artists Gallery Opening.
Any business owners or organizations interested in participating should email details about their event to

Learn more about the Second Saturdays program:

Selah Celebrates Art -- 
June 11th

Part of the new Selah Second Saturdays program, Selah Celebrates Art is an annual street art festival featuring professional, amateur and young, aspiring artists, music, food and other downtown activities.

Breakfast Kick-off -- Watch professional chalk artists start on their work and enjoy free coffee tastings with purchase of the breakfast special, sponsored by Nana Kate's.
     Location:  Nana Kate's, 432 E. Goodlander Rd.
     Time: 8 AM - 11 AM

Downtown Art Festival -- Artists, musicians and food vendors in downtown Selah, sponsored by Selah Downtown Association.
     Location:  Along Naches Ave. and 1st St.
     Time:  10 AM - 6 PM

Meet the Artists: Wine & Appetizer Social -- A meet-and-greet social for all the artists, with food and a no-host bar, sponsored by Nana Kate's and Save-on-Food$.
     Location:  Nana's Kate's 432 E. Goodlander Rd.
     Time:  6 PM - 9 PM

It Happened Downtown

SDA City Clean-up Day
Saturday, May 14

Over 100 volunteers met downtown to help clean-up the city ahead of Selah Community Days. Volunteers picked up litter, cleared old foliage, and pulled weeds from public areas. Others completed SDA's walking audit, sharing their perspective and ideas for improving downtown. (Photo: Harmit Bedi)
"Tree Top Park" Grand Opening
Friday, May 20

Selah's first pop-up parklet opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 20. The miniature park will travel throughout downtown Selah until September. A special thank you to our sponsors, Tree Top, Inc., for funding the project! #TreeTopPark (Photo: Whitney Stohr)

Yakima Herald-Republic news story:
Selah Community Days
Saturday, May 21

Along with other non-profits and local organizations, SDA hosted an informational booth at the Selah Community Days festival. Volunteers at the table distributed stickers and SDA pens, and invited visitors to play dress-up in our photo booth.

Selah's Second Saturdays Kick-off
Saturday, June 11
Downtown Selah

Read more here.
Selah's local farmers' market re-opens Wednesday,
June 15, 5-8 p.m.
at King's Row, 210 S. 1st St.

Vendor Information:
SDA invites members of the public to participate in a downtown WALKING AUDIT. This is an opportunity for the public to help SDA identify "problem areas" and/or suggest ideas for improving downtown Selah.

It's easy! Print out the form at and follow the specified route, beginning and ending at the Selah Civic Center. As you walk, note areas that need maintenance and repair, or other improvements. Email us completed audits.
Guided Walking Audit
Sat., June 18, 9 AM

Join SDA executive director, Whitney Stohr, to complete a downtown walking audit as a group activit

Email SDA to reserve your spot. The group will meet at the Selah Civic Center.
HOST #TreeTopPark!
Tree Top Park, the city's pop-up, traveling parklet, will be making its way around downtown Selah throughout the summer months. The park will be installed outside businesses willing to host the space for up to two weeks. 

We are still accepting host sites! Any businesses interesting in hosting the park should email us for more information.
A very sincere thank you to our May 2016 sponsors and to all who support us!

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