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Calling all artists (novices welcome)


Show off your creativity and passion for recycling through an art installation in Heritage Square Park.

Proposals due January 18, 2017.

The History Center is calling for proposals for artists to create “plarn bombing” installations with recycled plastics around the cypress trees in Heritage Square Park in front of the museum. (Each artist will work with one tree.)

The project celebrates the February 4 opening of the upcoming exhibition Plastics: Unwrapped, on display at the museum from February 4 through April 23, 2017.

In recent years, the art form often called yarn bombing has increasingly been popping up in urban spaces around the world, continuing a rich history of decorating with fiber that goes back centuries. Plarn bombers use materials made of recycled plastic rather than wool, cotton, or other yarn materials to decorate fences, trees, and other objects in creative ways.

For this project, the temporary installations should be made primarily of recycled plastics. The artwork cannot extend more than 12 inches from the tree and cannot harm the tree in any way.

Three winners will be chosen by popular vote on Feb. 4; it’s a great opportunity to express yourself, show off your skills, and create interest on social media.

To participate, download this form, complete it, and email it (along with a detailed description of your proposal, design sketches, materials list, and any other visual aids) to Whitney Broadaway at by Jan. 9, 2017.

For more information, write to or call 407-836-8587.