I posted our first poll last month about the Art Holiday more as an experiment than for any other reason. However a good number of people responded and the results are in.
Not many of us miss that venerable old institution. My opinion is that the Art Holiday was a blight on our neighborhood that served to mock the “Welcome to Frankford” signs on Womrath park.
On a nice sunny day you would drive up Frankford avenue coming up from Torresdale and see the Womrath park in all its greenery and there find a pleasant sign welcoming you to the neighborhood. Then as you get to the end of the block, there was the Art Holiday with the dirt and trash and prostitutes offering a welcome of a different sort.
Now, hopefully, it is gone forever, never to rise again. We were fools to have tolerated its existence all those years.