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YARN BOMBERS TAKE THE NEAR SOUTHSIDE BY STORM

 Yarn Bombers hit Magnolia Ave in order to prepare for the inaugural Magnolia Make Believe Youth Art Festival.

 

A local group of guerrilla knitters have been collaborating for weeks to prepare for the public installation of their work on Magnolia Avenue in order to help personalize and draw attention to Magnolia Make Believe.

 

Yarn bombing brings colorful displays of knits to otherwise impersonal public. The yarn bombing helped to bring pops of color to streetlight poles, benches and even trash cans.Yarn bombing is a creative way to have fun and collaborate with other artists.

 

The event the yarn bombing is promoting, the inaugural Magnolia Make Believe Youth Art Festival, is set to take place on March 9, 2013 in the Near Southside.

 

Amber Bailey, artist and art teacher at Lily B Clayton says, “The goal of Magnolia Make Believe is to help foster a complete love of the arts in our youth through creating, selling, and collecting art.” The fun-filled evening of art and discovery is to be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is family and pet friendly.

 

Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy meandering up and down Magnolia, as a six block section of the street will be closed for the festival. There will be “Make and Do” tents for every child in attendance to get involved in creating art. The event will also showcase art for sale created by local artists.

 

The highlight of Magnolia Make Believe will be the unveiling of the glass mosaic mural completed by Jerry Butler, and students from Fort Worth ISD. The piece will be installed on the north wall of The Chat Room and will be Magnolia Avenue’s first piece of permanently installed art. Make sure to come out and take in all the yarn bombing pieces as well as all of the other art work that will be on display!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Mark Baerd says:

    I commute via bicycle to and from work, traveling through Magnolia St. I noticed the yarn bombing everywhere! Really nice to see such a colorful/artful touch in Fort Worth. Thank you!

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