This summer’s JH Public ArtMobile will be different than in year’s past, reinvented and better than ever. JH Public Art is partnering with many local organizations, including the Art Association, Hole Food Rescue, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, National Museum Wildlife Art, Teton Literacy Center, and Teton County Library, to bring Creative Activities to kids throughout our community.
The ArtMobile, now in its fifth year, will be activated by JH Public Art and the Art Association twice a week all summer long, with the full schedule listed below. Our local youth can find the ArtMobile in their community, accessing a healthy lunch from the Hole Food Rescue’s Sprout Mobile and take-home art kits + supplies from the ArtMobile to inspire creative placemaking. Partner organizations will provide inspirational prompts to encourage kids to create, sketch, and explore – locally and safely – throughout the summer.
“It is so meaningful to share art with our local kids and families, helping them learn how to create together, using recycled materials collaboratively and with their imaginations.” — Blanca Moye
Billi Harrington, the Art Association’s Outreach Coordinator, will again be at the ArtMobile’s helm with additional community engagement support from Blanca Moye, a Life Coach and experienced community organizer. This is the second year of them working together.
“It brings me great joy to see a team of amazing organizations come together to make this special event happen this summer. I am excited for the opportunity to connect and provide art experiences to these amazing kids in our lovely community.” — Billi Harrington
JH Public ArtMobile is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor, WY Arts Council, Teton County Rec District, and Friends of JH Public Art.
Click here to see the 2020 summer schedule ArtMobile Flyer available in both English and Spanish.
For at home activity, download the Art Activities Prompts Here:
The Mobile Studio has brought large cardboard boxes to neighborhoods where children used 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 were provided plywood cutouts that they painted into fun murals that were then placed free-standing in park areas to brighten neighborhoods.