Afternoon sunlight on South Main Street in the West End.
This building on 504 Rhett Street in the West End has been spruced up and landscaping added to create office space.
These re-purposed bike sprockets decorate the lighting at the Village Wrench bike shop in the Village of West Greenville.
This bike parking stand was custom made of recycled bicycle parts by Ryan Calloway of Creative Ironworks. It is located in front of the Knack shop in West Greenville Vilage.
The Village Wrench workshop on Lois Avenue in the Village of West Greenville is part of a community oriented bike shop. It’s a place where people can learn to repair bikes, or volunteer for community work for enough hours to earn a bicycle. Also the Village Wrench hosts workshop at several places about bike repair.
This mural on the Center for Educational Equity in the Village of West Greenville was created by the CEE Students and Staff. The Center for Educational Equity has programs to improve academics and fitness with specialized boxing training.
The Imagine Upstate festival was held in the West End on South Main Street and Fluor Field. A beautiful day brought many families to see the exhibits.
Mill Village Farms has been making a difference in the community since starting the Sullivan Street urban farm in 2012. They have a mobile market where they make fresh produce available in communities that were were previously ‘food deserts’ – neighborhoods without a grocery store. Now there is an inviting storefront on Lois Street in the Village of West Greenville.
Much more than just providing fresh produce, they provide jobs and training for youth. Recently for example, high school students were given the chance to practice interviewing to increase confidence when applying for jobs.
A view of the crane building the Link Apartments in the West End, as seen from Augusta Street.