UNITY Public Art Project Launch

  • June 02, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 2200 Block of Mount Vernon Avenue

UNITY is a larger-than-life structure that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other.

UNITY consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants will tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Ultimately their yarn will intertwine with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that no matter what our differences we are all connected by something.

UNITY launches on June 2nd at 6:00 PM on the 2200 block of Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA. UNITY will be at this location until June 12 with the following hours of operation:

Thursday, June 2: 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday, June 3: 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 4: 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday June 5: 10am - 7:30pm

June 2, 3, 4 and 5, We will close UNITY with a public unity meditation led by Gina the Mindful Junkie 15 minutes prior to close.

Thursday, June 9 (Business Day*): 10am - 5pm
Thursday, June 9: 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday, June 10: 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 11: 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday June 12: 10am - 7:30pm

UNITY is a response to the negativity, divisiveness and bigotry in national politics. This community art project promotes human connection, an appreciation of diversity and a realization that we all have something in common.

UNITY examines how our labels both help us and limit us from coming together. It sparks the questions: “Who would I be if I stripped away all of my identifiers? How might that change how I interact with others?”

With UNITY, we can shift the national conversation to a more thoughtful, more human, more grounded appreciation of the differences that help us build strong and interesting communities.

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.unityproject.net.

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