Have you heard about Papergirl before? Well, you should because it is a killer combination of art, community and biking…you know the stuff we love most! Doesn’t get much cooler than that. You won’t want to miss it, and I have provided you with all the juicy details below. See you there!
Whether you remember it from your childhood or have simply seen it in the movies, there is a certain charm about the American paperboy delivering the daily news by bicycle. Vancouver, is about to experience that nostalgic charm once again-Papergirls is back!
The idea behind the Papergirls project is to bring art and the public together in an exciting and innovative way by taking it out of the galleries and into the streets. In the style of the American paperboy, artwork that has been donated by local and global artist will be distributed by volunteers on bicycles into the hands of random everyday people.
This amazing global art movement began five years ago in Berlin and has since grown worldwide to locations that include Glasgow, Istanbul, Moldova, Romania, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Kelowna. Papergirls made its Vancouver debut in 2011 and we are excited to be bringing it to our beautiful city for a second year!
Papergirl is an inclusive, non-commercial art project that welcomes artists of all ages and abilities to participate by donating their work to Papergirls. Artwork received by July 18th, 2012 will become part of a week-long exhibition to be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre July 22nd-27th, 2012. On the final day of the exhibition, the artwork will be taken down and bundle into rolls, to be distributed by a team of volunteer cyclists, to completely unsuspecting strangers! The generosity of our donor artists and the hard work and dedication of our volunteers makes the Art of Giving Art possible. The best part about it is that anyone can be a Papergirl; male, female, amature, budding, hobbyist, doodler, professional artists are all welcome! We hope to see your work this year!
Hello, I’m Jenna and I want to help make your life more magical! Not just in a glossy, filtered, perfectly Instagramed way, but in a way that feels amazing to you. I want to show you how you can serve the world by just being your gorgeous, perfectly imperfect self.