Paying it Forward for Music and Art


Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue is just around the corner. Marty and Helene Von Rosenstiel and friends will reprise last year’s popular and fun recycled instrument-making with kids of all ages at Arts On The Avenue festival on September 10, 2017. There will be a tent set up that day in the Farmer’s Market parking lot and materials will be provided to build instruments. Between 4:30-5:00 pm, Orlando and Patricia, with their band Minas, will lead a parade with kids and adults playing the instruments they made. The parade will snake around the festival and move towards one of the stages, where kids will continue to play along with the members of Minas, until Minas takes over and continues its set, closing the festival.

So here is where you come in!

We are in need of these items:

  • Keys
  • Small metal nuts (no bolts or screws please)
  • Small metal washers
  • Brightly colored wrapping paper
  • Rolls of colored duct tape
  • Tin food cans – the kind with the “seam” on top and bottom are best (the cans with the slightly rounded bottoms that can only be opened on one end don’t sound as nice)  20 oz and smaller, but no tuna or cat food cans.

Items can be dropped off at the LEDC offices at 23 S. Lansdowne Avenue or email for pick-up arrangements.


Turning the Corner Blog by Jeanne Ketcham

Jeanne is a resident of Lansdowne and the Program Coordinator for the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation.

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