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Arts & Entertainment Districts Debut In Downtown Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - City leaders and the Huntsville Arts Council have worked tirelessly for months, to bring everyone together downtown. Their efforts were seen Thursday night, at the debut of the Arts & Entertainment District.

The event was a hit with the community, as the strolled the streets looking at art, listening to music, and enjoying the city's loosened open container laws.

"it's like Huntsville catching up to the bigger cities," said "You can look around and see nobody's yelling or acting out of line, it's just a nice even keel."

Everything from painters to craftsman, musicians, jugglers and balloon "twistologists" took to the Quigley District for the evening.

Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director of the Arts Council, said she was excited to see Huntsville's arts and entertainment talent on full display.

"It's just great to see that existing entertainment expand to the streets and see the community become even more engaged in arts and entertainment," said Dillon-Jauken.

Mayor Tommy Battle pushed hard for the District, as part of his continued effort to enrich downtown Huntsville, and bring people together, from all walks of life.

"It really is all about community. it brings everyone together and what better place for everyone to gather than downtown?"

The entertainment district will be open every Thursday and Friday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the summer.

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