The kick-off event to celebrate the installation of the library’s grant-funded Community Art Boxes project will take the form of a winter solstice evening parade around Town Center to visit the five Community Art Box locations:
If you mhave attended one of our lantern-making workshops in recent months, please bring your lantern to the parade. If not, we will offer an opportunity before the event for you to to construct lanterns to carry during the parade:
5:00 Make a simple lantern from everyday objects–no registration necessary!
6:00 Parade around Town Center
6:30 Return to the library for hot cocoa & cookies!
Our inaugural exhibit will feature a variety of artwork made by community members at our workshops this past year. If you made artwork with us, or were inspired to do so after a workshop, please drop it by the library before December 20 so we can add it our first Community Art Box displays. Please include this form with your submission. In addition to your artwork, we would love to have the following:
About the Community Art Box Project
The project was the result of a national grant the library received from the American Library Association, funded by the Estee Lauder Foundation’s “Writing Change” initiative. The grant was intended to support community art projects that inspire civic engagement. Local artist Marie Ahearn and TML Director, Rachel Davis, developed the concept through training sessions with the other 11 libraries nationwide that were chosen to receive the grant. Five mini-galleries are being installed at locations around Town Center, which will feature monthly displays of artwork by community members. The library has offered several lantern-making workshops in recent months, and will offer an opportunity before the event for the public to construct lanterns to carry during the parade around Town Center. Find out more here!