BOULDER, Colo. (MMD Newswire) October 24, 2012 -- School-aged children will turn trash into art at the "Vacant Lot Dump," a community event scheduled for Oct. 27 in Boulder and sponsored by the scrapsisters. A dump truck will unload the rubbish at a vacant lot at 2049 Pearl Street for students from the local neighborhood, under the mentorship of professional artists, to transform into works of art.
"The Vacant Lot Dump will create artistic opportunity one scrap at a time," said Ashleigh Hitchcock and Leslie Hitchcock Whiteside, the scrapsisters. "Paired with professional artists and mentors, the neighborhood students will create works of art to beautify the community, using a vacant lot as their workshop."
WHO: The scrapsisters, neighborhood children in Boulder, professional artists and mentors, collaborating firms and community members.
WHAT: Vacant Lot Dump and Art Event.
WHEN: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, October 27, 2012.
WHERE: 2049 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
"The Vacant Lot Dump gives a purpose to the vacant lot, provides young people with access to art, gives new life to discarded objects, and builds community in the neighborhood," the scrapsisters said. The art ultimately will find permanent residence as a public display. In addition to the scrapsisters, several Boulder community members have collaborated to sponsor the Vacant Lot Dump, including Tebo Development Company, McGuckin Hardware, Scrib Coworking, the Dairy Center for the Arts, ReSource Tool Library, Morgan Creek Ventures, Tokkers, Boulder Commons, re!, Growing Up Boulder, and 1-800-Got-Junk. The social page for the event is https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vacant-Lot-Dump-powered-by-The-Dumpster-Squad/145313055614197?ref=ts&fref=ts
For more information about the scrapsisters, go to http://www.thescrapsisters.com/ Contact: Ashleigh Hitchcock at email@example.com