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Make sure to grab your very own PUBLIC ART tour book FREE all over Charleston this weekend! It’s lots of work pulling together a comprehensive collection of public art in one little city, but thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, the Charleston Area Alliance, the Clay Center, the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, our very own public art consultant from Pittsburgh (thanks Rene!), and the keen lens of Emily Porter Photography — we hope you’ll be able to explore the public art in our town with a whole new set of eyes!

Check out this great article on how well the book has been received by the community – so excited people are developing wonder of the public art around them. Thanks for the shoutout Charleston Gazette !

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Feelin’ so good seeing the billboards we designed as part of our @wvfree Fake Clinics campaign. When you need to shout your message, GO BIG. We stand with (and design for) reproductive rights and the right to be informed. Keep your eye out for more of these popping up around West Virginia 📢👁‍🗨💜 #wvfree #exposefakeclinics
Published on Jul 13, 2018
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Happy independence from the America we are proud to be a part of. So happy to have provided space for Black and Queer in Appalachia talk at our MESH MAKESHOP. Hosted by CAREWV Led by @affrilachiaspeaks - it was amazing to see the “voices of trans women of color move from margin to center”, as noted by a participant. Because the America we believe in is inclusive, respects and celebrates our differences, and believes in liberty and justice for all. Yes, all y’all. Sign up to host something brave and new at MAKESHOP this summer- all are welcome. #lookingatappalachia (artwork by Micah Bazant)
Published on Jul 07, 2018
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How can you imagine and build something great and wild and beautiful and new out of the discarded? Well, this space used to be (use to be?) an abandoned storefront full of mold and old wiring, and now it’s a place for artists and creative entrepreneurs and makers and social justice organizers to try new things. Like the already famous kick-ass @collagewv prototyping their first day long pop-up shop! Artist @jamiermillermakes turned this industrial space into what felt like a home for 6 hours on a Saturday, and sold her wares! What you feel may be impossible is in fact possible if you just take the first step and try it out. Dream big but start small. This space is a 1000 sq ft extension of MESH MAKESHOP and available FOR FREE through summer 2018 for you to try something new. Pop up a shop, host a screening or a music show, host a neighborhood talk or a maker workshop. Use the space for dance practice or coffee with your fellow knitters, or organize with your fellow social justice fighters. We got space, and we’re down for sharin. Email makeshop@meshfresh.com for info on where to start!
Published on Jul 04, 2018
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