This coming Saturday, August 26th, will mark the third and final installment of my Charleston Community Art Project at The Charleston Area Alliance’s Downtown Streetfest block party series. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. on Capitol Street between Lee and Quarrier for live music by Voo-doo Katz, food and drinks, kid’s activities, pop-up shops and much more.
While there, step into my outdoor living room setup, grab a pencil and some paper and make a drawing that expresses your thoughts on “community.” Your drawing will be used as part of a large painting that will be displayed in public spaces throughout Charleston over the coming months.
As Appalachians and West Virginians, what does community mean to us? What is the importance of community? What does the ideal community look like and how might we go about achieving it?
These questions are becoming incredibly important as our country finds itself in a time marked by divisiveness and civil unrest. Please join me this Saturday by contributing your thoughts on this critical subject. All skill levels and all ages welcome! Help me to create this grand painting depicting our ideas about community!