The Arbutus Folk School, along with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), is hosting a community mosaic workshop. This three day event will bring together members of the tiny home community, surrounding businesses and neighbors, and the general Olympia population. Participants will collaboratively work on a welcome sign for the Plum St. Tiny Home Village. The welcome sign will be roughly 3′ x 5′, and comprise of several small house shaped mosaic templates which will then be arranged by Jennifer Kuhns.
Community engagement is a major focus for Arbutus. Creating arts & crafts together strengthens bonds and deepens our understanding of each other, but we can’t do this without community support. While this event is free and open to everyone, we are asking for donations from those who can. Please consider our Double-Donation, which registers you, covers your materials and sponsors the participation of a Plum St. Village community member!
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Dates: July 18th, 19th, or 20th
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM
The mosaic has been finished and installed! We succeeded in our objective to bring together members of the tiny home community, surrounding businesses and neighbors, and the general Olympia population. Participants created an incredible array of unique work, as each individual house was lovingly created and then purposefully incorporated into the larger mosaic. The finished mosaic is roughly 3 ft x 5 ft, arranged by Jennifer Kuhns of JK Mosaics. The piece has been donated to LIHI and is installed permanently in the Plum St. Village.
Alongside the City of Olympia GAO funding, this project was supported by volunteers, business sponsorship and community fundraising. We had two business sponsors, one in kind from Maryland Mosaics in the form of discounts for materials, and one from Matchless Brewing in Tumwater, WA. We had over 40 participants, which included many Plum St. Village residents and Olympia community members.