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ChasGlo lights up downtown New Port Richey

The moon was close to being full, but the night was lit up with a different kind of luminocity as ChasGlo got underway Saturday night in downtown New Port Richey.

The inaugural event, presented by The Central on Orange Lake and Crumbled Design, featured an array of local artists, aerial and walking performers, live music and an assortment interactive art activities in the “backyards” of three Main Street businesses.

Circus performer Amanda Seymour of Tampa does an aerial act at the ChasGlo pop-up art event held March 6 in downtown New Port Richey. [MICHELE MILLER | Times]

ChasGlo was the brainchild of Frank Starkey of People Places and The Central, and initiated by Alana Crumbley of Florida Properties, said Lia Gallegos of Rock the Boat Productions.

“It’s definitely something different of New Port Richey,” she said, adding that the pop-up art installation was created to promote and focus on urban lifestyles and the upside of living in an active, walkable urban community.

Artist Lorinda Fore applies fluorescent body paint to model Wilda "Sasha Sage" Cornell during the inaugural ChasGlo pop-up art event held March 6 in downtown New Port Richey [Times]

“We wanted to create an event that encompassed all that,” Gallegos said. The event was also a benefit, with donations going to of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco.

Joseph "Oily" Joe Walsh (right) uses oil, water and light to create liquid light projections during the ChasGlo pop-up art event held March 6 in downtown New Port Richey. [MICHELE MILLER | Times]

ChasGlo originally was slated to be held at The Central, a new apartment complex across from Orange Lake. Construction issues caused organizers to move the event to Main Street, Gallegos said. She anticipates ChasGlo being an annual occurrence.

Aerial "Celestial" King dances with open wings at the ChasGlo pop-up art event held March 6 in downtown New Port Richey. King is a flow performer with The Hoopy Place. [MICHELE MILLER | Times]

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