This past Saturday, a friendly green monster welcomed Ypsilanti into Riverside Arts Center, accompanied by the smells of The Wurst Bar brats and Got Burger patties on the grill; the garage doors were open and it felt like the center was taking a big deep breath of fresh air. The FLY Trap, the first annual community celebration and fundraiser for Fly Creativity Lab, included shadow puppet making with Pat Elkins (co-creator of Totally Awesome Fest, puppeteer and artist extraordinaire), slime making with Jessica P’Simer from Honey Creek Schools and figure drawing with fashions and models from Love At First Try. Jazz music and Swing dancers from Friday Night Swing (which takes place every Friday evening in the dance studio), kept everyone moving and grooving, while enjoying treats from Go! Ice Cream and Panaderia La Bendicion and libations in partnership with Cultive Coffee and Tap House. Adorned with wings and antennae, everyone flew from one station to the next and entered to win raffle baskets with items from The Rocket, Bowebird Mongo, Blackstone Books and Wold of Rocks. Thank you to everyone to came out and supported FLY Trap, Riverside Arts Center and community arts! Make sure to stop by and check out our May Gallery Sculpture Park and Fly Arts Summer camps.