Nashua had an art project where 10 kitchen tables were painted and put around the community. These tables created a scene and could be used for picnics, kids’ play, or to provoke discussion. Sponsors would be sought to provide artist stipends and donated materials (old tables) would be used and given new life.
This would create a special theme that people from outside of the community would want to visit and "see them all" in special locations in Lowell that might be overlooked. They might provoke conversations, neighborhood residents could use them for picnics, and each table could represent a tradition in Lowell's [Read more…]
A movie production where everyone can participate! We set a date and write a short script for a five-minute film. We publicly advertise the date, and anyone who wants to take part comes that day and takes on roles of film production. Cameraman, director, actors, audience, stage crew, etc. We would make sure to have [Read more…]
Encourage local restaurants to have more vegan options on their menu, e.g., vegan/nondairy cheese on pizza. If several restaurants get on board with a signature vegan item or a vegan variation on one of their regular items, we create special promotional materials about the participating restaurants and maybe even dedicate special weekends to go to [Read more…]
An event so nice, why not make it happen twice? With the approval process figured out, 60 LF of astroturf ready to roll, and many community contacts from 2016… the DIY group would have more time and space to focus on a new creative concept that would loop in small businesses and community partners! Yaaaas.
Build a movable floating sculpture that would skim off and collect the trash floating in the canals and/or the rivers around the city of Lowell. Something along the lines of Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore. (see URL) It is essentially dumpster on a barge in the canal. Conveyer pulls floating trash out of canal. Powered [Read more…]
When we invite strangers around us to engage in conversation we may discover we have more in common than we thought and this leads to greater understanding and tolerance for those who appear different. Especially for individuals who are alone ( and perhaps disenfranchised) at a restaurant or in a [Read more…]