The Emmaus Arts Commission (EAC) introduced the community art project concept in 2012 when community members were invited to contribute their time and “talent” to design and create public art pieces during SnowBlast Winter Festival. The project was a huge success with close to 100 people participating. The EAC is pleased to announce plans for the 2nd Annual SnowBlast Community Art Project on Saturday, February 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clock Building during the SnowBlast Art Show & Sale.
The project theme this year is graffiti art. Using the word SNOWBLAST as inspiration, visitors will be encouraged to translate the word into graffiti-style art using paint-pens on small, pre-cut squares made of poster board. When complete, the plan is to group individual pieces together into the shape of a snowflake. The larger, finished work will be on display at Lee Gribben’s for the month of February.
As projects such as these are growing in popularity among art advocacy groups, it is the mission of the EAC to encourage civic participation in the arts through projects such as the SnowBlast Community Art Project and other events.
Everyone is invited and you don’t need to be an artist to participate. All skill levels and the desire to get creative is all that’s needed. Blick Art Materials staff and volunteers from the Emmaus Arts Commission will be on hand to help kids and adults alike. For more information on the Emmaus Arts Commission and events around SnowBlast Winter Festival, visit www.emmausarts.org.