This year we have partnered with the Art Association outreach team to lead the ArtMobile Studio in bringing art making activities, free food, and free books to local children and families. Increasing neighborhood-based activities for youth at no cost to participating families, the Summer ArtMobile sparks social interaction between children and adults, and gets children outside playing together, while creating and learning in an informal environment close to their homes. Six locations will be activated this year at Miller Park, Aspen Meadows, Mike Yokal Park, Blair Apartments, Powderhorn Park and Cottonwood Park.
Throughout the summer, many youth in the Jackson community participate in extracurricular activities such as Camp Jackson by the Teton Recreation Center or art classes by the Art Association. Yet, many parents are unable or unwilling to bring their children to these activities for various reasons. The Mobile Studio’s Summer Artmobile aims to activate these communities through art activities brought to children in their neighborhoods. Each session will end with a community gathering and celebratory foods. This program aims to build stronger neighborhoods through food, placemaking, and social engagement.
Children and artists will explore the theme of community in their artworks, constructions, activities, and discussions during placemaking dinners. Musicians, chefs, athletes, and community leaders will be invited to participate in activities making them robust and engaging community events.
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Education coordinated by Art Association, partnered with Teton Literacy, Teton County Library, and Hole Food Rescue, and sponsored by WY Arts Council, Friends of JH Public Art, Teton County Rec District, and Cynthia Hogan Foundation.
The Mobile Studio will bring large cardboard boxes to neighborhoods where children will use their imaginations to design and paint large-scale structures. Materials are lightweight and abundant allowing children to create tunnels, shifting walls, and even dens with little guidance from adults. Their creativity leads to remarkable outcomes and fosters a sense of artistic achievement.
Building scrap and plywood are one of Teton County’s most abundant byproduct from summer building. Using plywood scrap shows how we can take products out of the waste stream and beautify our neighborhoods. In these sessions, youth will be provided plywood cutouts that they will paint into fun murals. These will be placed free-standing in park areas to brighten neighborhoods.