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.
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.
“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.
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.