Snowmass Village, Colo., (February 27, 2023) Get your knitting needles ready! Snowmass Tourism debuts a new community-based art project this summer, focused on the art of Yarn Bombing. All area knitters and crocheters are invited to participate in this whimsical art project geared to generate smiles. Yarn Bombing is the act of wrapping colorful knitted pieces to objects in public spaces for the pure purpose of art and smiles. For more information, images, and history on yarn bombing, please click here. Trees and other stationary objects around Snowmass Town Park have been selected for coverage in custom knitted and crocheted pieces, culminating in a colorful spectacle of yarn-wrapped objects and arbors.
“To our knowledge, this has never been done in Snowmass before and should provide a bright, fun, family-friendly enhancement to our Village this summer,” said Rose Abello, co-organizer and Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “This has been a personal goal of mine for years and it will be a great way to build community in a collaborative and artful way.”
Organizers have worked with Snowmass Parks, Recreation & Trails as well as Snowmass Village’s Parks, Open Space, Trails & Recreation Advisory Board to identify suitable trees and objects to be ‘bombed’. All yarn will be provided for free, although each knitting artist needs to provide their own needles/hooks. The crafting can be done at home, in knitting groups or wherever needlers prefer. Anyone interested in participating in Yarn Bombing can meet with organizers at Snowmass Town Park on Saturday, March 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or on Monday, March 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to pick and measure target(s), review the overall program, and pick up free yarn. Refreshments will be provided, and sample patterns will be available. The project is open to approximately 50 fiber artists.
“This is a unique opportunity to combine the creativity of each fiber artists’ vision with a collaborative community installation,” said Betsy Crum, master knitter and co-organizer.
Artists are free to create their masterpiece when and where they like with a goal to complete their "bombs” by the end of May. Installation sessions are scheduled for early June. Each piece will feature the artist’s name and a brief bio. The exhibition takes place outdoors at Snowmass Town Park and remains in place through summer 2023.
For more information and to get involved, please fill out this form -https://forms.gle/vdSmFVcX3nG2KUay5 and visit www.gosnowmass.com/activity/yarn-bombing/.
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass