In response to the loss of millions of trees during the drought of 2011 and the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, Houston Arts Alliance, in partnership with Galveston Arts Center and Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, have invited Konstantin Dimopoulos to bring his temporary art installation The Blue Trees to Texas. This exhibition is social art action, and you can help display our eco-conscious spirit by joining in the installation of this captivating, temporary public art installation. Go blue with us! For more information on this project, visit bluetreestexas.org.
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Volunteers are needed to help color the large stands of crepe myrtles between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive at Waugh Drive; the trees at the historic Houston Parks and Recreation Department Gragg Building; and a solitary tree at the Houston Arts Alliance offices with biologically safe, water-based ultramarine mineral pigment. We hope you’ll join us in connecting with different institutions, community groups and individuals for this magical, eco-friendly public art project.
Installation Dates: March 21 - 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Individuals: Select and register for a volunteer shift above.
Organizations and Groups: For availability and special arrangements, please contact Tommy Gregory, Civic Art + Design Coordinator, at 713.527.9330 ext. 120 or Tommy@haatx.com.
Parking: March 21 volunteers will park at the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department, 2999 South Wayside Drive, and meet on the Gragg building driveway. March 22 and 23 volunteers will begin by meeting at the front entrance of Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, and then safely walking to the installation site. Cash pay parking lots are available on D’Amico and Rosine Streets.
Catch the blues and help install The Blue Trees in Galveston, March 28 - 30! Everyone is invited to join in the community coloring effort at Saengerfest Park at 23rd and Strand. To select and register for a volunteer shift, click here.