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Yarnbombing 18th St., 6/18 @ 18th Street Art Collective
If yarnbombing sounds like a pleasant, and in fact beautiful way to bomb something, that's probably because it is. By covering areas of the city with yarn, yarnbombing exists for no other reason than to inject some color and art into the surroundings. And this weekend, the Arroyo Arts Collective will be exhibiting yarnbombing both in the area surrounding the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, and inside the gallery. The event will kick off on June 18, from 6 - 10 p.m. and will continue through July 8.
Artists are welcome to contribute, and according to the collective's website:
We are looking for all types of yarn art, and encourage both novice and expert crafters with open arms. We’d love to see works which are funny, functional, use unusual materials and/or push the knit/crochet envelope.