On April 12, 2017

Spring craft party launches

T.A.G. Vision: Together, Art Grows

RUTLAND—Welcome springtime into the neighborhood by decorating garden stakes, cute ladybug rocks, and other fun crafty creations during April school vacation. Tuesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m. there will be a Spring Craft Party in the Community Green Space at 113 Library Ave., Rutland. The rain date will be the next day, same time and place. Rutland Rec Dept. will be grilling up hot dogs on the barbeque and other snacks will be provided, free of charge.

Participants can take crafts home. The Spring Craft Party is the public launch of the T.A.G. Vision Project, or “Together, Art Grows,” a youth-focused initiative that aims to build community and neighborhood pride through the creation and installment of public art. T.A.G. Vision is a summer-long initiative sponsored by NeighborWorks and generous funders.

The following week, T.A.G. Vision asks the community to continue their involvement in a community input session for TAG art projects at the Rutland United Methodist Church, 71 Williams St., Wednesday, April 26, 6-8 p.m. The community input session will begin with a brief presentation of selected properties from around the neighborhood and inspiring art installations from around the country. The community will be invited to vote on the first T.A.G. project to be completed this summer by youth. Self-assessments with the aim to measure human assets in the community will also be administered, including a question asking if they know a youth (age 13-17) who could participate. Residents of Northwest Rutland are highly encouraged to learn more about this project and offer input. Coffee and sweets, plus exciting door prizes, will be offered.
The events are free and open to the public.

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