“Yarn Bombing” was a recent public art project that was presented by the Willoughby Arts Collaborative (WAC). The project went on without a hitch, according to WAC President Pat Carroll Bonander. (Sent)
A public art project that was recently launched by the Willoughby Art Collaboration it went off without a hitch, according to WAC president Pat Carroll Bonander.
On July 8th, volunteers showed up at 6am to take part in the ‘yarn bombing’, which was a secret project hoping it would be a surprise to downtown Willoughby visitors that morning. The project will be active until the end of this week.
Lauren Dannemiller, WAC board member and owner of Children White RabbitHe was among those who participated in the project.
“We’ve worked with volunteers from young to old, including seniors at the Willoughby Senior Center, to gather what we needed,” Dannemiller said, noting that the installation of the yarn artwork took place until 9 a.m. at the park.
Additionally, Dannemiller had a volunteer make a special piece for the ‘Bridge to Willoughby’s Future’ artwork at the other end of the downtown Willoughby strip.
“It will remain installed until the weekend after the annual ArtsFest and will serve as an effort to raise awareness of WAC’s mission and hopefully some money as well,” Dannemiller said.
Simply Trees, a specialist tree company located in Willoughby, was the main sponsor of the project. In addition to supporting the project with a monetary donation, the business owner also provided WAC with a letter assuring that the project, as planned, would not harm the trees.
In addition to Simply Trees, the Willoughby Senior Center and Arabica Coffeehouse were also sponsors of the project.
WAC’s vision is to enhance the lives and livelihoods of residents, visitors and businesses in and around Lake County through strong connection and genuine investment in the arts and culture.