Join us at The Art Garden on Saturday, May 30th,
from 1pm – 4pm
for a free RiverFest Parade Preparation workshop!
People of all ages are welcome to come paint flowers, frogs and fish to carry in the RiverFest parade on June 6th, 2015.
We’ll have another free workshop under a tent at the corner of Clement and Ashfield St in Shelburne Falls on the day of RiverFest, 10am – noon. The parade starts at 12:30pm!
These free workshops are supported by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association and The Art Garden! If you would like to help support The Art Garden’s community celebration work, you can do so by clicking on our DONATE button above. As a non-profit, 501c3, The Art Garden acknowledges all contributions for tax purposes. We are also very grateful for your support!
The Art Garden did 2 free workshops prior to the River’s Song parade, May 16, 2015.
Asian Arts & Culture
Free Scarecrow-making Workshop, October 5, 2014.
Families, small groups and individuals made scarecrows as part of the 100 year anniversary of the Mohawk Trail. Scarecrows were displayed along the Mohawk Trail on the weekend of October 17th-19th, 2014.
Hilltown Families and The Art Garden
collaborated on a series
of Free Family Community Service Nights
thanks to a grant from the Xeric Foundation!
The fifth in the series was held on June 6th, 2014.
We made large cardboard fish, frogs and flowers for the annual Deerfield RiverFest’s Frog and Flower parade on June 7. Last year The Art Garden’s director Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, local artist Phyllis Labanowski, and a group of Art Garden volunteers created an installation that focused on the species diversity and fragility of our watershed. See https://theartgarden.wordpress.com/2013/06/ . This year, The Art Garden continued that focus while also celebrating what we love about the Deerfield River and all the life it supports.
The fourth in the series was held on April 11!
We had a fun afternoon/evening at The Art Garden,
painting terracotta flower pots and planting them with violas
to give to people in our communities.
The third in the series was held on Friday, February 7th:
Handmade valentines are wonderful expressions of thoughtfulness that can be shared with neighbors and friends, or with people you might not know. Participants of all ages in our workshop made beautiful and unique valentines!
For a full description of the workshop, please see the Hilltown Families post .
The second community service art-making night took place January 17th.
Families made mittens and scarves from felted wool sweaters and fleece outerwear to donate to NELCWIT who will distribute them to families in transition.
For a full description of this workshop, how-to’s for felting sweaters, please see the Hilltown Families post.
The first workshop in this series was held on Friday, December 13th, 2013.
During A Serving of Art: Placemat Making, families painted reusable handmade canvas placemats to donate to Stone Soup Cafe in Greenfield, MA.
We continued making placemats at The Art Garden after the workshop, and delivered over 50 to Stone Soup Cafe on January 18th. These are a few of the placemats being used as center pieces on the tables.
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