Athens Lantern Project

Thank you to all who joined us to make lanterns with the Athens Lantern Project  at the Lyndon House, on Thursday, December 16th, 2021. 

Join us in welcoming the cold winter nights! The Athens Lantern Project, led by Abigail West, is a free pop-up workshop making lanterns from reclaimed materials. Abigail guides participants through constructing their own lantern from hard-to-recycle materials like bubble wrap, plastic grain bags, and silver mylar packaging. Instructions & templates are provided, but we embrace all creative interpretations of the lantern! All supplies and materials are provided.

Abigail West is an Athens-based artist who salvages and transforms “trash” into beautiful, functional works of art, which she sells online and at markets. She also runs the Teacher Reuse Store for Athens-Clarke County, which is essentially a free thrift store for teachers — now also open biweekly to students, artists, social/medical workers, & nonprofits.

The Athens Lantern Project is made possible by an Arts and Community Resilience grant awarded by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and Athens-Clarke County.

Check out this YouTube video of Abigail making one style of trash lantern: HERE

For more information please call 706 613 3623.  This event is free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.

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