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.