A Grass Roots Call to “Craftivism” to Get Out the Vote
Fabric-based crafts have become a powerful tool to broadcast messages supporting key rights and concerns, and in some “pussy-hat” cases, create indelible symbols of resistance. A group of local artists and activists, in collaboration with the Wisconsin League of Women Voters, invite caring supporters of the democratic process to join them in an act of “craftivism” aimed at encouraging Madisonians to have their vote counted in the November elections. No particular skills are required other than the desire to inspire others to act in the interest of all.
Lead artists Chele Isaac and Kelly Parks Snider will join with community participants to create colorful “get out and vote” yarn displays that will become part of a one-of-a-kind activist art installation for display in public spaces in downtown Madison. Come one, come all, and be part of art in action!