|Image courtesy of the organizers.|
Where: The Park at Capitol Ave and Mt. Olivet Rd NE.
From the organizers:
Celebrate the stories and spirit of Ivy City!
+ Enjoy free food
+ Listen to live performances by local Ivy City artists
+ Screen print your own free t-shirt
We'll also celebrate the big "reveal" of the brand new IVY CITY sign that #theRealIvyCity youth created with the support of the Screen printing Team at The Sanctuaries. More info below.
“Ivy City Is…” is a collaborative, resident and artist-led creative project that invites residents to customize an individual “Ivy City Is…” sign, declaring what this community means to them. A series of large plywood letters, spelling “IVY CITY” are screen printed with a portraits of residents with their customized signs, historic images, and maps. This installation was crafted during a series of free, screen printing workshops, open to the public at Open Studio DC. These letters are placed throughout the neighborhood and will be unveiled together.
Co-sponsored by Empower DC, [bc] workshop, LISC, Open Studio DC, and The Sanctuaries.
This project is supported by the DC Office of Planning (DCOP)'s grant “Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Inclusive Future through Creative Placemaking” from the Kresge Foundation.