Weaving is a powerful metaphor for community, using warp and weft threads to represent individual members of a community coming together to create a unique and original work of art. This creative effort can be a celebration, to honor someone/thing or a peace building project.
Community Art Projects often involve inter-generational or multicultural participants. The projects are often woven out of recycled fabrics donated from the community to truly illustrate “fabric of the community”.
Community Art Projects can be a brief event, such as a celebratory evening, or extend to a long term project that involves oral history and other creative mediums such as a performance. The main ingredient in a Community Art Project is the participants who come together to create a common work of art while also building healthy relationships and generating new friendships.