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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Downtown Fairhope To Be "Bombed"

Fairhope, Alabama


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NEW ART CENTER PROJECT

The city council approved a new public art project for this September, proposed by the Eastern Shore Art Center's Committee on Public Art (COPA),  to decorate downtown Fairhope trees using yarn, ribbons, and other soft fabrics that will not harm the trees.

According to Wikipedia,'Yarn Bombing' is a "type of street art that employs colorful displays of yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk (clk)."

Objects such as statues, bike racks or even bridges are often decorated for similar projects.

Gaye Lindsey, who originated the successful 'Poppies for Veterans' project last November,  came up with this idea as well: the COPA is responsible for numerous permanent art installations around town, including the famous flower clock.

"Yarn bombing" was believed to have started in Houston Texas in 2005 and then quickly spread all over the globe; cities such as New York, Austin, Dallas, and Raleigh have participated.

Fairhope's will be a community project consisting of teams of volunteers each to decorate a particular tree in the downtown area.

Teams may be civic organizations, schools, churches, businesses, etc. --  or just a group of friends -- and may be sponsored by a business, organization, or private citizen.

The installations will be judged and cash awards given to winners in a number of categories, including the "peoples choice."

A Facebook page has been established for those interested in participating in the Art on a Limb fundraiser (click).

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tacky tacky tacky

Anonymous said...

Pretty, good idea!

Anonymous said...

Fairhope does the most ridiculous things. What a waste of yarn and not to mention how of ugly this is. I can't even express how utterly wasteful this is

Anonymous said...

Lol lol lol

Anonymous said...

Lighten up and enjoy something new today.

Anonymous said...

do not be mean! it is just a fundraiser for the cash straped art center folks.......

Anonymous said...

I bet these folks divide double ply toilet paper

Anonymous said...

Not being mean. Just being honest. Half of that hideous mess will probably end up in the bay. Looks real similar to graffiti

Anonymous said...

You must have something to do with this if you think it looks good. If teenagers did this it would be vandalism What is he difference ? ???? I don't see it.

Anonymous said...

Uh ... the difference is it has been approved by city government .. of course ...

Anonymous said...

trees look like somebody smoked too much pot. just my opinion .

Anonymous said...

Trees look like someone has been smoking the wacky weed

Anonymous said...

why are people so creul and gossipy here? something in the water?

Anonymous said...

What is as you say, gossipy ? No one is doing anything of the such. It is however a lot of opinions expressed. If you don't agree then don't read

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Progressive