“We want to gather community input to create a vision and design for park improvements,” said Program Director Amanda Colon-Smith. “For example, if someone wants to see a new slide in one of the parks, they will be able to create a model for a display board showing that slide.”
The first pop-up art event is Friday, Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnie Wood Park.
Other sessions will be held Monday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chippewa and Broadway near the fountain; Saturday, Sept. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Marquette Park parking lot, and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Universal Foods parking lot located on South Broadway.
Colon-Smith says plans are in the works for a public screening of a stop-animation movie featuring the art that participants created. A rendering completed by a landscape architect will also be brought to the screening event. It is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Minnie Wood Park.
Both parks are located in St. Louis City in the vicinity of Ohio and Iowa Avenues. Complete details on upcoming events can be found here.
From the calendar