Birmingham In Stitches has officially arrived in downtown Birmingham.
The art installation involving thousands of yards of yarn kicked off Saturday and will stick around through Sept. 30 and possibly into October, barring weather conditions.
The project, which is organized and funded by the Birmingham Public Arts Board and the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield, involves placing knitted or crocheted objects on trees, lamp posts, parking meters and more — all in an attempt to draw attention to the city's public art program.
The more than 100 volunteers who made the project possible will be honored at a "yarn-cutting" and volunteer reception this Thursday at the Laurie Tennent Studio on South Eton. The evening kicks off at 6:30 and includes complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. An RSVP is required.
In addition, the Public Arts Board, the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield and the Baldwin Public Library will co-sponsor a free public panel discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 about the Birmingham in Stitches project.
To check out all the knitted creations as part of Birmingham In Stitches, stop by these locations around town:
- The Birmingham Historical Museum and Park (556 W. Maple Rd.)
- St. James Church (355 W. Maple Rd.)
- Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill)
- Shain Park
- City Hall (151 Martin St.)
- Merrill Street between South Old Woodward and Henrietta Street