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2018 SNIA Helping Hands Grants

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In keeping with Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association’s (SNIA) mission to “improve and maintain the quality of life of all Shaw residents,” we offer the Shaw Helping Hands Grant program to assist those who share that vision and are taking an active part in making it a reality. We thank you for your commitment to making Shaw a strong and vibrant neighborhood and your willingness to work hands-on toward that goal. Read More

Featured Band: Keokuk

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Local rock band Keokuk is bound to be a crowd favorite at the fair next weekend. Their songs are groovy, high energy, and most importantly- originals. Lead singer and guitar player for the group, Curtis Hendricks, is not afraid to tell it like it really is in his lyrics. The songs of the group reflect on the journey of everyday life- both the good parts and the bad. This four piece features a mother… Read More

Featured Band: Bach to the Future

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Every year, the Historic Shaw Art Fair welcomes 135 talented, award-winning artists to the grounds. Though the fair could not be more proud of this overwhelming artistic talent, the art fair is not ONLY for visual artists! Multiple gifted music groups perform at the fair as well, adding to the atmosphere and providing authentic entertainment. One band that the fair is extremely excited to have performing this year is none other than Bach… Read More

Featured Artist: Bill Lemke

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The Historic Shaw Art Fair is extremely proud to announce that award-winning film photographer Bill Lemke will be in attendance again year. Bill has regularly participated in art fairs for over 40 years now, including the the Shaw Art Fair for the last 10. The artist shared, “I have always enjoyed the community feeling of this art fair; the neighborhood setting as well as the tremendous support from the local community.” Because Bill… Read More

Spotlight on Community

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Giving back to the community has, is, and always will be a major priority for the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association. Each year, a large sum of money collected from the ticket sales for the Shaw Art Fair is used to support service organizations within the neighborhood. These are known as Shaw’s Helping Hands Grants. These grants are awarded to local non-profits, helping them to further their mission and create positive outcomes for community members. Read More

Featured Artist: Kaeko Maehata

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Kaeko Maehata has had a strong artistic instinct since she was a child. She started out drawing and creating with her hands, and continued to develop professionally as an artist at Kanazawa Art College in her native country of Japan. The artist has experience painting, sculpting, sawing, weaving, beading, and much, much more. There is one art form, however, keeps Kaeko continuously captivated- glass. Kaeko has called herself a glass artist since 1992. “Glass… Read More

Shaw Small Business Night

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  Did you know that Shaw has over 40 businesses based in our neighborhood? On June 16 from 6-8pm, the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is hosting a business crawl to support our Shaw businesses; over 26 businesses based in Shaw and/or owned by Shaw residents are participating in the event. Several businesses will be represented at booths near the corner of Thurman and Shenandoah. Other businesses will be open for you to stop by… Read More

2019 HELPING HANDS GRANTS— APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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2019 Shaw Helping Hands Community Grant Application In keeping with Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association’s (SNIA) mission to “improve and maintain the quality of life of all Shaw residents”, we offer the Shaw Helping Hands Grant program aimed at assisting organizations who share that vision and are actively working to make it a reality. Past grant recipients have addressed educational, environmental, artistic, youth and social needs of the neighborhood. We thank you for your commitment to… Read More

2017 RFP for Mowing & Landscaping

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is seeking bids for mowing and landscaping work at several locations in the neighborhood. This request is for 2017, with opportunity for renewal. If you or someone you know is interested in bidding, please click here to download RFP. Deadline: March 31, 2017 Contact Patrick McEvoy with any inquiries or clarification of this Request for Proposal or to schedule a time to walk through the work… Read More

Shop Small in Shaw

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If you plan to do shopping today for Small Business Saturday, or any day, we encourage you to shop in Shaw. There are several businesses where you can shop for gifts, including Wagamama for animal-themed arts and crafts, Pets in the City for your furry family member, City House Country Mouse for holiday wreaths and arrangements, and Gloria’s Unique Boutique for clothing and accessories. If you need to take a break… Read More