The Scarborough Sign at Bridlewood Mall
July 27 – August 10, 2018
WOVEN COMMUNITY FIBRE ARTS ACTIVITIES
Friday, July 27, 11 AM – 1 PM
THE SCARBOROUGH SIGN SELFIE CONTEST
August 1 – 27
Bridlewood Mall — Centre Court
2900 Warden Avenue
Join STEPS Initiative for Woven community fibre arts activities! Participate in the communal weaving of yarn pompoms that will adorn The Scarborough Sign as it travels to various neighbourhoods in Scarborough. The resulting community tapestry symbolizes the weaving together of Scarborough’s many communities, cultures, and identities.
This family-friendly drop-in activity is free and is open to all regardless of age or skill level.
Showcase your Scarborough pride and take part in The Scarborough Sign Selfie Contest! From August 1 to 27, Scarborough Arts is on the hunt for Scarborough’s Most Creative Selfie. Strike a pose with The Scarborough Sign, post it on your Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MyScarborough, and you just might win some amazing prize packages! Check out all the details here.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
STEPS is a public art organization that works at the intersection of culture, community and city-building. Through their work, they seek to inspire cities across Canada and around the world to create welcoming public spaces, through innovative arts activities in the public realm. (stepsinitiative.com)
ABOUT THE SCARBOROUGH SIGN
The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.
From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public.
The Scarborough Sign is produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project.