Best of Nxtbook - 6
The piece spoke to what each person behind the hand means as individuals and collectively in the community. It was representative of
what Lancaster County looks like with everyone "lending a hand." It
also celebrated community events, like First Friday, as well as the Art
Walk being hosted that weekend in the city as well. The result was a
piece that attracted hands - and feet! - of somewhere between 5001,000 participants. Even "Bubbles," a mascot for Nxtbook's local
endeavors, made it to the event.
Naturally, everyone hoped the canvas community art project would
be a success, but it truly snowballed. Originally an idea in one of our
graphic designer's heads, the project grew to a point where a local
business - the Ware Center - wants to display the piece, making it a
traveling piece of art. Other businesses, such as Two Dudes Painting
and Certified Carpet donated time and resources to the project to
ensure the safety of everyone involved. At the end of the evening, the
event had to be closed, and people looking to jump in to participate
were sorry to see discover the line had been closed. But all good
things must come to an end at some point, right?
Declaring creativity is one thing. Using it for the good of your community is another. What started as a simple idea grew into a gift for
the community, by the community.
hands across lancaster
a community art project by nxtbook media
Best of Nxtbook