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#motivationmonday This is what it's all about 💛#Repost @amor.bautista
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As I sat on that sidewalk I realized so many things. Some things I might have known already but more of a reminder. An old lady walked by and couldn’t open her mint so I helped her”why do they make these things so hard to open for people with weak hands”. I felt like i was supposed to be there to help this little lady and she has a point. We take for granted something so small like opening a candy. This old drunk man helped me paint a sun flower, even tho he’s a known drunk guy who wants to help people paint their buildings but never comes through, but he taught me how to shade and do a couple other techniques. A man told me he had cancer and that the wall made him happy. A lot of people told me things about them selves that I didn’t exactly ask, but I’m grateful they did. Bcs imagine how long they have gone without having someone to talk to. Some were considered “lower class crack heads” but even those people were thanking me for making their street beautiful. People need to talk and people deserve to have someone listen. They just blurted things to me that they kept in for so long and felt Ohk telling me. I’m glad I was there for them to talk to. I’m so happy they had a chance to be listened to even if it was for a couple days by a random stranger. I love you Atlantic City. Thank you for letting me in with no judgement and with open arms. Even to the “shitty” parts of town. People think they deserve less sometimes, but if we show them that there is more for them then it opens their eyes. And they start to believe they can do better. #allthefeels 😊 #atlanticcity #48BlocksAC

As sad as we all are to see summer start winding down, the start of fall also brings our Annual Chalk About AC event !🍁🍃🎨 This year will be better than ever🙏 The greatest part about Chalk About AC is always discovering the hidden artistic talent within Our City. Always a great day, seeing the local businesses and residents come together for a day of (temporary) Art installations. Stayed tuned for sign ups coming soon😊 #tbt #thisisac #atlanticcity #48blocksAC #ACAF
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#Repost @lightshooters with @get_repost
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Come check out Hridika, Anamika, Xavier and Gates’ work, plus our Pleasantville students, at the @coalitionforasafecommunity photography graduation this Friday, at @artsgarageac at 10am-12pm. Then following graduation, a summer barbecue at McClinton Park, 201 N. New Hampshire Ave, from 12 noon - 3 pm, sponsored by the Atlantic City Housing Authority.
Hope to see you there! #cscphotocamp #lightshooters

#tbt Chalk About AC 2017! Every year we are blown away by the talent and creativity of our participants and last year was no exception 🙏 We can't wait to see what you you come up with for this years event! Stay tuned, more info coming soon😊🎨 #ChalkAboutAC

#TBT 2017 @48blocksac with @makemoneysimmons and his Mural dedicated to the Sovereign Ave Skate Park ! This project was the definition of Community Arts: Located on the rear wall of the Boys and Girls Club, local skaters stopped by to help paint, neighbors lent a hand (and ladders!), City officials came through to show support, @hope4ac gave us a place to escape the heat (and use their computer!) , and community members brought us water. Such an overwhelming feeling to feel like the whole city is behind what you are doing💛🙏🙌 Thank you Atlantic City! 2019, here we come 🙌

Transformation Tuesday🐠🐙🐡🐳: check out the amazing work by Linda Brisco Harper and Laura Starrlett in Venice Park on Ohio Ave for @48blocksac 2018! Our Mural projects have shown us that Art has the ability to transform more then blank wall spaces; it has the ability to transform hearts and minds as well💓 The community response and personal stories we have received from the community have brought us to (happy) tears. It's is truly amazing to witness the power of community art first hand. We are so proud of our artists and so inspired by their passion for Atlantic City. Thank you all for your support! And keep the comments and testimonials coming 🙌😊🙏💛 #WeLoveAC #48BlocksAC #transformationtuesday

Great to see public art alive in Atlantic City ! We stopped by to check on @djhexx71 and his latest Mural project on Mississippi Ave 🎩. Thanks for repping @48blocksac 🙌💛 We can't wait to see the finished piece! Our tees are still available at the @artsgarageac !

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See you all tonight, August 1st, 6pm at the Arts Garage for the screening of our 48 Blocks Atlantic City 2018 recap by @mattcrowneproductions ! We are more than excited to see all of you again and experience the community love, the true meaning of 48 Blocks AC 💛💙. Thank you to @eatdrinkandbeyoumagazine for the graphics🙏 #48blocksac
#48blocks #acnj #atlanticcity

Join us Wednesday August 1st at 6pm for the screening of our 48 Blocks Atlantic City 2018 film presentation. The entire experience was produced by Matt Crowne Productions. With over 100 art projects in each of our city's 6 wards, there is a good chance you weren't able to experience every project. No worries, we have you covered right here! All are welcome, participants are encouraged to attend and the event is completely FREE!

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What a night... thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everybody involved. From the judges & competitors, to the tech staff and support crew at the Trop, we can’t thank you enough. What started as an idea over a year ago evolved into a city wide celebration of the Spirit of Atlantic City. Congrats to the winners, as follows.

First place - @made_acchocolate with “The Made Mintini”

First Runner Up - @knifeandforkinn with “The Four Horseman”

Second Runner Up - @ironroomac with “Salt Water Taffy”

#DoAC #DoLW #RespectAC #DrinkAC #accocktailchallenge #vodka #drinklocal #smallbatch #craftspirits #craftcocktails #distillingdoneright #thisisac #acdoesntsuck #distillery #distilling #craftvodka #spirits #drinklocal #SPIRITofAC #smallbatch #LWDAC #bornraisedbarrelaged

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The votes are in & the Top 12 AC Cocktail Challenge contestants are gearing up to compete in the ultimate cocktail showdown this Thursday at 7pm at @boogienights_ac ! .
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Meet the Top 12 Finalists & come out on the 19th to sample their cocktail entry, vote one more time for your favorite, and celebrate the winner of the AC Cocktail Challenge. .
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@backbayalehouse - "Back Bay Mule".
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@boogienights_ac - "ACPD" .
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@cubalibreatlanticcity - "A.C. Gull" .
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@docksoysterhouseac - "The Pheonix" .
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@harrysoysterbar - "Harry's Honey Buzby".
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@ironroomac - "Salt Water Taffy".
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@knifeandforkinn - "The Four Horsemen" .
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@made_acchocolate - "Made Mintini" .
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@riraatlanticcity - "Jimmy's Taffy" .
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@sirensbar - "City Beets" .
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@sixtylobbybar - "Blue Wave". .

@tuntavernbreweryac - "AC Taffy-Tini" .
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Event is free for industry members and $5 for non industry
All door proceeds will be donated to the @acartsfoundation
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Thank you all for an truly unbelievable 48 Blocks Atlantic City 2018🎈🎉 When we started @48blocksac last year, our mission was to prove to the community what we already knew, that Art Lives in Atlantic City! We found out very quickly that not only is Art alive in AC, but also in the hearts of all its residents 💛😊. The community response has been more than we could of ever hoped for, with residents young and old, from business leaders to students, all coming together for (and because) of Art. We started to feel an artistic community start to really take shape here in our city and that is thanks to all of you that support the Arts AND the Artists. Because of the overwhelming support we received, we knew 2018 was an opportunity to showcase our amazing talent to the world! We set insane goals and, at every turn, our community stepped up to meet and exceed them. We are continually blown away by the passion, talents and efforts of our volunteers, artists, sponsors and community partners. I think it's safe to say We Are Here Now ❣️ With your support, 48 Blocks 2019 will provide even more opportunities for local artists to showcase their talents. Art is Change, and it is no surprise to see our artistic community at the forefront of the resurgence of Atlantic City. Thank you to each and every one of you and we look forward to seeing you all next year 👏👏👏👏

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