Turn Plywood into Art for a Cause
Following the recent riots, businesses, residences, and other buildings throughout Washington, DC remain boarded up to protect property from the possibility of damage. We support the protestors and their efforts to press for change. But we could end up with an awful lot of plywood in area landfills when the boards come down.
What is next for the wood? This wood could have a second life and serve as a reminder of this landmark time in our nation’s history, instead of finding its way to a landfill. Through the creativity of artists and volunteers, we will be able to keep this moment in time fresh in our minds.
Shaw Main Streets is launching the DC Wood for Good project by asking that businesses and property owners donate their unwanted plywood.
Local artists and creators will be invited to transform this wood into art, useful items like benches and planters, and other items that are useful to the community. While some of the items would end up becoming part of community improvements, some of these artworks and other items will be auctioned and the proceeds used to support local movements that promote equality. Some art may also be displayed during the Art All Night DC festival in September.