Yarn Over Dublin
Installed in Historic Dublin
Installation maps available at the Dublin Visitors Center, Knitting Temptations, the Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch, the Dublin Community Recreation Center and Dublin Arts Council
Community exhibitions on display in the Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch and the Dublin Community Recreation Center through the end of June
In 2014, Dublin Arts Council (DAC) conducted a community survey, the results of which showed a desire for more art created by the community, art that brings the community together, and more temporary or street art projects. Over the past several months, DAC has engaged with the Dublin senior citizen community, Dublin City Schools students and community volunteers to create a temporary “yarn storming” installation to activate the Historic Dublin district.
The clandestine project was installed after sundown on June 10, 2016, the evening before International Yarn Bombing day on June 11.
What is Yarn Storming?
Yarn storming, also known as yarn bombing, is a non-destructive form of graffiti or street art which employs the use of colorful yarns and fabrics instead of paint or chalk. Yarn storming is primarily used to activate spaces that otherwise may be overlooked, bringing new life to everyday objects.
The yarn storming community is a local, regional, national and international collective that shares and celebrates ideas to create an inclusive arts creation forum. Yarn storming is tactile and accessible, site-specific and thought provoking. Yarn storming projects, including Yarn Over Dublin, celebrate cross-generational art creation and craft history.
Exhibitions of photographs documenting the creative process for Yarn Over Dublin will be on view through the end of June at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch and the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch
75 N. High Street
Dublin, OH 43017
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin, OH 43017