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4/30/09

UPCOMING EVENT: 24 Community Spacewalk - Downtown Detroit -


DATE:
June 13-14, 2009
Where:
All over Detroit
Why:
For the entire city community to come together
and bring hope to the city.

Statement of purpose
The 24 Hour Community Spacewalk is a twenty-four hour long creative adventure.

It takes place in a participating area of a city and incorporates the local community, artists, restaurants, non-profits, and churches. The Spacewalk festival begins at noon in a designated location with a collective event. Then, with program and map in hand, Spacewalkers begin their own odyssey. Spacewalks conclude with another collective event in a particular location with the focus on contributions, for example in-kind donations by restaurants to feed the local needy, or cleaning the streets where needed.

The Spacewalk creates an opportunity for individuals to work, create, collaborate, organize and celebrate as a community team. It encourages the individual to take on the responsibility for their own ideas and how they can interact within and affect their community.

Spacewalk events have already occurred in San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Spacewalk potential has been sited in London, Berlin, and Barcelona.

In 1997 and 1998 Spacewalk collaborated with the San Francisco Arts Commission. In 1999 the Hollywood Arts Council fiscally sponsored the event.

Spacewalk's future includes travel to art schools, organizations, community groups, and businesses giving talks and teaching collaboration workshops.

The Spacewalk will involve various events throughout the Detroit City Area. This is a "leaderless event." Imagine one of those art festivals out in the middle of nowhere, except in the city, and with a community flair. You create your art piece, your group, and you produce your event through out the downtown-midtown-eastern market area of the city.

Your event could be 1 minute, 1 hour, 1/2 a day or the full 24 hours.

Projects want to be interactive, performative, sculptural, or whatever you can imagine. The idea is to beautify the city with creativity for people who intentionally come to the event, or happen upon it by walking by. This concept lasts for 24 hours, and hopes to spread out all over the city. Everything must coincide with the law, and avoid creating violence. We promote peace, and will be invoking the feeling of Happiness, Abundance, and Radiance throughout the city.We hope to cross promote with Metro Area churches, spiritual organizations, events, and venues. Community Outreach is the primary reason for this event. The morning and finale of the event is a large feast for the homeless and needy.We also want to beautify the city, with residual art pieces that will be left over after the event.

Can you create a mural in 24 Hours, and have an audience watch you do it?
Can you sculpt limestone in a vacant lot and have a group help you do it?

How about a temporary performance that happens in a park, or on the sidewalk, and leave people with the impression of beauty for the rest of their lives? We are looking for volunteers so join us!! please send an email to get involved. You can be an artist, you can be an organizer, or you can simply come and experience this crazy evolutionary happenin.Official Information:
The potential of doing a Spacewalk in Detroit is here!


What we do!
Spacewalk provides an opportunity to bridge class, gender and racial boundaries through interaction and creation. This is not just another art opening, festival or carnival, or projects teach and demand communication, teamwork, imagination, and organization. Through the support of local organizations each individual, business or non-profit group works together to produce the festival.

These unique adventures are comprised of mobile art, performance, theatre, life-sized interactive games, non-motorized vehicle parades, theme camp headquarters, late night silent parades, and anything else you can possibly imagine.

WE PROMOTE FUN, PEACE, HEALING,
AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
IN AREAS IN NEED OF CHANGE.

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