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Our annual teen community art show is open to all young people ages 12-19. Teens can submit up to 3 artworks ready to hang or display. We will exhibit at least one piece, more if we have the space.

This year’s teen chosen theme is The Art of Destruction. As always the theme is optional.

Artworks should be dropped off at The Art Garden
on Saturday June 4th from 1pm – 5pm, 
or Monday June 6th from 3pm – 6pm,
or by appointment
 (call 413.625.2782 or email csartgarden@gmail.com).

Music, spoken word, or performance art are welcome at the reception.
Call The Art Garden at 413.625.2782 to sign up or for more information.

Exhibit will run June 11th – July 15th.

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Collage above created by ARTeen Aliza Paysnick.

A few weeks ago, Laura Iveson and Jane Wegscheider installed these colorful HooPla shovels near the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls…a bit of winter whimsy to lighten people’s spirits.

Laura created the piece above last year to wrap around a telephone pole
near Trinity Church’s community meal pick up site.

Even when the world is a dark place, our human nature pushes us to celebrate life, to remember the joy that we are here.
It is easy to be consumed by all of the large, and scary, and terrible things happening in our world. However, we need to see the colors, and beauty, and light around us, to endure the heartbreak of the world without drowning in it.
We start changing the world by changing the world right outside our front doors, and we believe even one small, beautiful creative act shared with our community helps to change our world for the better.

The Art Garden is offering supplies for creating temporary, fiber art pieces to wrap around poles and trees in Shelburne Falls and/or your community: art-messages of hope, love and encouragement that people walking by can see.

We have yarn, felt, embroidery floss, fabric, and felting supplies
(old wool sweaters, felting needles and colorful wool roving).

Pick up supplies at The Art Garden on:

Sunday, March 27, 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday, March 29, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, April 2, 11am – 2pm

Felted wool roving on an old sweater by Mia Radysh, 2021.

Please remember to be respectful of other people’s property and aware of your environmental impact. Secure your work so it doesn’t blow away or create trash. Take a picture and share it on The Art Garden’s Facebook or Instagram.

We’ll be taking our artworks down at the end of April in time for May flowers!

We are grateful to the following Local Cultural Councils for support of this work: Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, Colrain, Conway, Heath, Rowe & Shelburne!

Thank you also to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support!