Monday, June 29, 2015

Whirligigs and Wooden Jumping Jacks at Ardmore Park

A little rain didn't keep the residents of the Ardmore Park area from getting creative making whirligigs and Jumping Jacks. This smile tells the whole story! 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Musical Fence at North End Community Circle BBQ

We were so excited to be invited to the North End Community Circle for their BBQ and to be asked to create a musical fencein Isleville Park. We loaded up the trailers all kinds of fun (and potentially noisy!) materials and objects. With the help of participants we created the Musical Fence which was then enjoyed by many people of all ages. We've since received several "thank you's" from parents whose children continue to vist and "play the fence". 
We <3 community art! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Collaborative Printing at Dartmouth SWITCH

We are big supporters of SWITCH - on both sides of the Harbour! - so we excited to plan an activity for this year's DartmouthSWITCH. We wanted to have something fun that invovled both collaborative artmaking and bicycles - so we brought materials for bike tire printing (both mural-size and for your own personal t-shirt).  The idea was you just rode your bike  over the inked fabric and helped create a unique print of with your tracks. But participants were way more creative than that, and we had skateboarders, walkers, dancers and all kinds of prints being made.  Lots of creative fun on a busy sunny Sunday! 

100 in 1 Day

The 100in1Day event was celebraitng its second year in Halifax. We took this opportunity to help "transform" Halifax by making and installing flags and banners in various locations. We had worked with participants at Wonder'neath Open Studio in hte week leading up to the event to create 100 flgs/banners. 

It was a very rainy day, but ... a little rain can't dampen our creative spirits! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bicycle Plates! Bike Expo HRM Bike Week

The Art Bikers love to support and be part of Halifax Bike Week. We usually join in the activities at the Bike Expo bringing some art-making creative fun. We were happy to see the Expo return to the Commons this year.  

This year we packed up materials for participants to make "license plates" for their bicycles. Of course you don't need a license plate for your bike, so we thought this was a fun way for participants to personalize their bikes. We think from the photos below you agree with us that the participants seemed to think so too! 

Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info