Climate Hope in Arlington

April 3, 2024 @ 9:00 AM – May 25, 2024 @ 2:30 PM
Arlington Art Truck- various locations
Climate Hope in Arlington @ Arlington Art Truck- various locations

We are excited to announce the Climate Hope project by Monica Jahan Bose presented by the Arlington Art Truck of Arlington County Government.  Curated by Cynthia Connolly, eight activations will occur at various locations across Arlington, Virginia.  Contribute to a community created art project by writing a poem, pledge, or an illustration directly onto an 18-foot-long cotton sari that is adorned by woodblocks from the artist’s ancestral village in Bangladesh. The poems and pledges will complete the sari which already includes climate themed wood block prints. On the last day, the public is invited to join a procession with over 70 feet of saris through an Arlington neighborhood to a waterway.  Here is the PRESS RELEASE.

Activation dates:

Wednesday, April 3 – Barcroft School, not open to public 

Sunday, April 7 – 9 am -1 pm – Columbia Pike Farmers Market, 2820 Columbia Pike

Saturday, April 20 – 8 an -noon – Lubber Run Farmers Market opening day, 4401 N Henderson Road

Sunday, April 21 – 11 am -5 pm – Earth Day, Every Day, 4500-4550 Cherry Hill Road

Sunday, May 5 – 9 am -1 pm – Fairlington Farmers Market opening day, 3308 S Stafford Street Special guest: Arlington Poet Laureate Courtney LeBlanc will be with us 9-11am 

Thursday, May 16 – 3-7 pm – MoCA on the Move with MoCA Arlington at MET Park, South Elm Street between South 13th and South 14th Streets  

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Saturday, May 18 – 10 am -1 pm – Family Fun Day in the Park, Alcova Heights Park, 901 S George Mason Drive. 

Saturday, May 25 – 11 am-2:30 pm – Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue ;  11-1: activation outside-(drop by anytime), 1-2:30: artist talk in library and community performance/procession from library to Jennie Dean park. There is limited space for the artist talk indoors. Free. Sign up here.  

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Image:  Monica Jahan Bose in Water Resistance performance, Paris, France, 2019, photo credit: Amirul Arham

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