Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. It works with artists and teaches them how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves, with education and other programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year Side Street Projects serves over 10,000 individual adult artists and over 2,500 children.
Funds will be used to realize Our Garden of Dreams, a work of assemblage art in the form of a sculptural construction that will salvage windows, doors, wheels, bottles, and branches on a mobile trailer that will become part of Side Street’s fleet of mobile facilities. This is a process-based piece that will allow the audience to be participants, contributors and co-creators of the sculpture, with an emphasis on community engagement and with a goal of creating a space for reflection for “Dreamers” in the neighborhood. The project will take place in fall 2018, when there will be six two-day workshops over the course of three months.