Create & Advocate: Community Postcard Project
Opening ReceptionFebruary 9th 5 - 8pm
Gallery HoursThursday-Friday 2-8pm Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
Exhibition RunsFeb 9 - Feb 12
Join local artist and writer, Camille Erickson in a public art project for Arts Advocacy Day! Your role is simple. Pick up a screen printed postcard that states, “I need art in my community because…” and respond through words or drawings on the back. These will then be hand delivered to your Senator and Representative on February 28th at Minnesota’s Arts Advocacy Day.
Arts Advocacy Day is a day when artists, administrators, advocates, and community members come together to visit our elected officials and thank them for their support of accessible, public arts funding. We also take this time to encourage legislators to continue protecting state arts funding.
Stop by any time during these open hours to pick up postcards, fill one out on site, or help screen print postcards (no experience necessary).
Thursday, February 9 from 5PM to 8PM
Sunday, February 12 from 12PM to 3PM
The Soap Factory (you can check out the Biennial too!)
514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55414
If you’re interested in distributing postcards to your networks, email Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By collecting opinions about why art is important to the people of Minnesota, we can develop a creative platform where all are empowered to participate in political decisions and advocate for lasting funding that makes community art possible. Everyone has the right to participate in legislative processes, but we hope to make it creative and fun. In a year filled with threats to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, by sharing the stories about art’s impact on each of us personally we can demonstrate to our elected officials how vital this funding is.
This project is made possible by the generous support of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts as well as The Minneapolis Art Lending Library, The Soap Factory, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts