Welcome to ArtReach Project #5
The Playful City Banner Project
The ArtReach Project was out and about in the community all
summer long celebrating Lincoln, Nebraska's status as a Nationally recognized "Playful City USA" by creating the
"Playful City Banner" with drawings of playfulness! After kicking off
the banner project at Lincoln Parks & Rec's Party in the Park event on May
28th, the project traveled to sites which included the Ne Folk and Roots
Festival (June 10-11) and each Thursday night throughout the summer at the KZUM
Stransky Park music series. Adding their name to the list was StoryHook,
located downtown in The Burkeholder Project where the project was set up during
the First Friday Artwalk on August 5th.
The final length of the banner was revealed on Saturday, August 13th at the
final Party in the Park event at Union
Plaza...with a whopping
510 feet of playful drawings. Thanks Lincoln!
Look for 10-12 ft sections of the banner to be on display in select locations
throughout the city.
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Lincoln Parks & Rec and Party in the Parks
The goal of this project is to engage folks in
thinking about all the different ways we infuse play into our everyday lives
and then to draw that on a flag that becomes a part of a community banner that
celebrates Lincoln, Nebraska's 3rd year as a distinguished "Playful City
Somewhere between 400-500 people sat down at
the ArtReach tables to design, draw, and watercolor an 8x8 flag to contribute
to the banner project. Ages have ranged from toddlers to retired citizens and
have spanned all walks of life. The banner project was picked up by local radio
station KZUM 89.3 and became an established part of the weekly free concerts at
Stransky Park, contributing to the family
friendly and arts inspired atmosphere. All the flags assembled into one long
banner totaled 510 feet! The banners will be displayed in select locations in
10-12 foot lengths all over the city to continue the "playful"
celebration. How fun!