Destination Caldwell was recently awarded a 2018 AARP Community Engagement Grant to assist with the implementation of the Articulture program at Indian Creek Plaza. Articulture is a public art collaboration between local artists and community members. Projects are created and facilitated by a local artist while community members are invited to help create and manifest the art together.
Reham Aarti, author of Mosaic for the First Time and renowned mosaic artist, in partnership with Melissa Nodzu, Destination Caldwell’s Director of Events and fellow artisan, have facilitated the first installation of Articulture at Indian Creek Plaza. Items to be created include mosaic game tables and embellished decoupage cornhole sets that will be available for public use beginning Spring 2019.
“I’m looking forward to contributing something meaningful to Caldwell’s charming downtown area. Something that Caldwell families can take ownership of, like making a physical memory,” Reham Aarti.
Participants are encouraged to bring high quality copied images that reflect what their hometown represents and means to them which may be used in the decoupage project; images to consider include street signs, buildings, and other benchmarks of the Caldwell community. Closed-toe shoes and grubby clothing is encouraged. All ages welcome.
"Projects like this are a perfect example of making communities more livable for all ages. We're proud of the work being done and look forward to the positive impact this will have in Caldwell", said AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel.
About Destination Caldwell: Destination Caldwell is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "To position Caldwell as Idaho's premier gathering place with a focus on locally produced wines along the Sunnyslope Wine trail, market-fresh goods and farm-to-fork dining." Destination Caldwell is the City of Caldwell's managing partner responsible for the management, operations and programming of Indian Creek Plaza.
Learn more about the AARP Challenge Grants here.