The High Point Public Library, High Point X Design and Sherwin-Williams are joining forces to host a community-wide art project at the High Point Farmers Market that will put some furniture scraps and related items to new use.
With the help of High Point artists, makers and even non-artistic community members, a lot of furniture waste – which the city has quite a bit of – will be transformed into colorful wood shapes that will be used to create new works of art. Those new works will be displayed at sites throughout the city that’s known as the Furniture Capital of the World.
The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon at the High Point Farmers Market, which is held at the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St. and runs each Saturday from mid-April through October from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sherwin-Williams is providing the paints and brushes and High Point X Design furniture companies are providing the wood pieces that will get new life as art. High Point X Design is a collective of showrooms, manufacturers, brands, makers, artists, local retailers and others with a shared goal: “To spread the word that the design ecosystem in High Point is open every day and is a year-round resource for business.”
The city and the two companies are hoping to get a lot of help from locals of all ages and all artistic skill levels.
For three hours that morning, everyone should feel free to drop by the library and lend a hand. Then they can tell all their friends that they’re an artist whose work the city has put on display.
Staff from both companies will be on hand to help turn what would have been trash into pieces of art.
Anyone who wants to know more about the event can contact Jane Dagmi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, ain’t that nice! Perhaps those wood scraps could be put to better use and burnt to warm the homes of those too poor to pay for fuel oil or gas this winter….