Friendly Streets’ Projects

Vacant Heart with Conie and Molly on July 22, August 5, and August 12

Home is where the heart is. What happens when no one’s home? Through stories, songs, and handmade flags, Vacant Heart gives voice to the losses embodied in vacant houses and the neighborhood’s hopes for their futures.

pLaYMaGinAtiON sPaCE! with Jen, Talia, and Robyn on July 8, July 29, and August 19

Does your imagination need a space to roam free? Come explore the imaginative space, using art and play for all ages. Come one, come all to the pLaYMaGinAtiON sPaCE! Block party guests are invited to help the artists decorate the pLaYMaGinAtiON sPaCE! by making watercolor paintings and mobile sculptures and responding to optional questions about what you think and feel about your street and neighborhood. Guests’ creations will be hung on clotheslines during the party to brighten up the play space. Neighbors will be invited into the pLaYMaGinAtiON sPaCE! to participate in improvisational theatre experience that will including sound, movement, and role-play. Guests are welcome to take their creations will them as they leave the party as a keepsake. Hope you’ll come paint and play with us!

Full of Hope with Annabella and Shakun on August 12 and August 19

Did you ever think you’d make a bowl from a magazine? Today’s your chance! Get to know your neighbors and share in the experience together while creating a work of art to take home! Come make a bowl from recycled magazines. Tear or cut strips of magazines; using an existing bowl as a mold, use glue to adhere the magazine pages– creating a beautiful recycled work of art.

Ring Toss Bench! with Bridget on July 8 and July 29

Hammer, drill, grind, and paint your way to a fun place to sit and play! Create colorful sculptural ‘sitting spots’ made of metal and wood and put them in your front yard or boulevard. If you are between the ages of 7 and 95 and have limited to no building experience- this is the project for you. Take interactive artwork to a new level as you ‘do-it-yourself’ and build a place to relax or share a ring toss with a neighbor.

I Wish, I Will with Amelia on August 5 and August 19

Neighborhood Flags with Rudy on July 22 and August 12

Come out and make some cool neighborhood flags. They can be put in your yard, on your bike, or anywhere you want to show others what really gets you interested about your neighborhood. We will be painting a variety of designs on small flags. Individuals will be able to choose a design and then paint it on the flag of their choice. After letting it dry for a few minutes the flag can be taken home to show others your pride for living in Hamline-Midway or Frogtown neighborhoods.

Check back soon for more about the artists and the projects they’ll be doing at the CCFS Block Parties all summer long!

The Friendly Streets Place-Making Artists are working with Springboard for the Arts. Fore more information about Springboard: http://www.springboardforthearts.org/

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