"Birmingham in Stitches” Public Art Project Extend Through October 14
Installations for the "Birmingham in Stitches" public art yarn bombing project have been extended through Sunday, October 14, 2012. Involving over 100 volunteers of all ages, this project includes knitted and crocheted objects which have been placed on or near existing public art installations and in other locations throughout downtown Birmingham.
Count Birmingham City Manager Robert Bruner among the fans of this unique public art display. “I have been very impressed with the creativity of the artists,” said Bruner, “and have really enjoyed walking around and checking out the displays as they were installed.”
Display locations for the project include:
- Birmingham Historical Museum & Park, located at 556 W. Maple Road
- St. James Church, located at 355 W. Maple Road
- Baldwin Public Library, located at 300 W. Merrill Street
- Shain Park and City Hall, located at 151 Martin Street
- Merrill Street between S. Old Woodward Avenue and Henrietta Street
Coordinated by the Birmingham Public Arts Board and the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield, the purpose of the project is to involve the Birmingham community in an interactive public art project and to raise awareness for public art programs in Birmingham.
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Birmingham Public Arts Board, the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield, and the Baldwin Public Library will co-sponsor a free public panel discussion about the Birmingham in Stitches project. The program will be held at the Baldwin Public Library in Rotary Tribute and Donor Rooms, beginning at 7:00 p.m.