Knitting Us Together: A Mill Valley Community Project

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Presented by Mill Valley Arts Commission at Mill Valley Downtown Plaza, Mill Valley CA

Oct 06 - 16 2020
Knitting Us Together: A Mill Valley Community Project

Community members submit pieces for a temporary “Urban Knitting” art installation

The Mill Valley Arts Commission (MVAC) and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, are launching a public art project on the Mill Valley Downtown Plaza in an effort to create public art that brings our entire community together.

Everyone can participate, everyone can enjoy the installation after months of Quarantine by walking through or driving by the Plaza. This will be a temporary installation and is commonly called “Urban Knitting.” It will involve temporarily, and safely, covering some of the trees in the plaza with knit or crocheted patches of yarn and flowers. See below for examples of other Urban Knitting projects.

Activation Date:
We plan to launch the Art Installation on October 6, 2020.
It will remain up for 7-10 days.

How you can get involved:
We would love to involve all in the community who would like to participate. If you would like to become involved, please knit or crochet a 12 inch square or rectangle (rectangular pieces should not exceed 12 inches in height.) The color theme to be reds, yellows and greens. However, if you don’t have those colors – make something anyway! Nothing will be turned away! If you don’t like to knit or crochet – you can also finger crochet the flowers that will also be used in the project. Here, a smooth yarn works better than a furry one. See a video below that shows you how to make one: How to Finger Crochet a Flower.

A convenient drop box will be located outside the front entrance of the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

You may drop off your knitted piece: Monday – Friday between 10:00am – 2:30pm.

ADMISSION INFO

Free to participate

Contact: 415-383-1370

Email: artscommission@cityofmillvalley.org

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Additional time info:

On view at all hours during installation

PHOTOS

  • Urban Knitting examples

VIDEOS

  • How to Finger Crochet a Flower

LOCATION

Mill Valley Downtown Plaza

87 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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