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Livermore Seeking Knitters, Crocheters to Help with Downtown Art & Pet Project

The 'Downtown Tree Sweater Forest' will benefit the Valley Humane Society.

Flier for Downtown Tree Sweater Forest
Flier for Downtown Tree Sweater Forest
The City’s Commission for the Arts and Livermore Downtown are sponsoring the inaugural Downtown Tree Sweater Forest, a fiber art installation, in Livermore’s vibrant downtown that will benefit the Valley Humane Society.

This is open to all Tri-Valley knitters and crocheters who are invited to register online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0449AEAC28AA8-tree or in person at the Permit Center, first floor City Hall 1052 S Livermore Ave.

Program guidelines can be found on the City’s website at http://www.cityoflivermore.net/civicax/filebank/documents/9976.  

Thirty trees on First Street, between Maple and South L Street, will be adorned with culturally rich fiber art representing the community and its spirit. Downtown businesses will sponsor the trees and community members will provide fiber creations that they have knitted or crocheted for the selected trees.

Installation will occur on September 27, 2014 and remain in place until November 22, 2014.  Registration closes on July 25, 2014 and projects are due on September 10, 2014.

At the end of the project all tree sweaters, along with proceeds from the event, will be donated to the Valley Humane Society. The tree sweaters will be used as comfort pieces/bedding for shelter pets.  

Local sponsor Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores has donated yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and meeting space in their Livermore store at 4650 Arroyo Vista at First Street and Las Positas Blvd for program participants.

Questions may be addressed to the City at (925) 960-4581 or via email at arts@cityoflivermore.net. 

—Information submitted by City of Livermore
Becky July 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Yarn bombing comes to Livermore.
Joelle Arguello July 16, 2014 at 01:43 AM
i am very interested in participating in this project

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