Make a moment for a history highway

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
City of Albany Arts Development Officer Emma Davis with her daughter Lilith, 3.
Camera IconCity of Albany Arts Development Officer Emma Davis with her daughter Lilith, 3. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

The creators of Albany community art project Celebration Highway are inviting people to be part of the city’s history

Residents are encouraged to create a piece of bunting, with all the pieces to be joined together and used to decorate Albany once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

Run by the Vancouver Arts Centre, the project will be documented and added to the Albany Historical Collection as a reminder of a particular time in history.

Celebration Highway aims to connect people, as highways connect towns.

City of Albany arts development officer Emma Davis said participants would be asked to record a 100-word statement to go with their bunting.

“Our plan is to use the bunting for the first big public event the City is able to host after restrictions are lifted,” she said.

“There is no limit to the length of each piece of bunting, which can be sewn or hand-tied using any materials or decorations.

“This project allows each participant to create something that is personal to them while still connecting them to the rest of the community.

“And while ... participants will get joy from the process of creating, the real beauty of this project doesn’t happen until all the pieces are joined together.”

The VAC hopes to have all the pieces by September 30. Visit the AlbanyArts Facebook page or albanyinthistogether.com.

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