Hickory – Join Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) for an indoor/outdoor day of fun and mingling on Saturday, June 10, from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM. The day kicks off by celebrating “Worldwide Knit in Public Day”.

Join local yarn artisans and enthusiasts during this public event with demonstrations and door prizes. In addition, kids of all ages are invited to participate in a public art project called “Yarn Bombing”, a form of street art that uses yarn or fiber rather than chalk or paint to liven up a public area. With the help from our partner, ReSource Warehouse, we will be decorating trees, posts, railings, columns, and even our front yard sculpture “Linkages” with yarn.

This work of community art will remain on display through Monday, June 19, 2017. Afterwards, all of the knitted apparel and used yarn will be donated to ReSource Warehouse as well as other local charities. PDQ Restaurant of Hickory, located on Highway 70, will be onsite preparing fresh, made-to-order boxed lunches served with a beverage for $5.00.

Knitting2In conjunction with our “Yarn Bombing” yard art celebration, HMA is also hosting a “Mix, Mingle, and Membership Launch” event from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience all that membership in HMA provides.

Coffee and a light brunch will be served where attendees will have the opportunity to meet other museum members and learn about some exciting new membership levels and benefits.

Participation in both events is open to the public, free of charge. The museum will also be open to view HMA’s newest exhibitions, “Hickory Sticks: Jonathan Brilliant Installation And Past Lives: Installation By Brian Lackey”. In the event of rain, many of the outdoor activities will be moved inside the museum.

ReSource Warehouse and Gallery is a non-profit, creative reuse center owned and operated by Safe Harbor Rescue Mission. In addition to providing job skills, training, and work experience for the women they serve, ReSource also models one of major themes: giving new life and purpose to that which has been discarded as “junk”.

Hickory Museum of Art is located on the SALT Block, 243 Third Avenue N.E., Hickory. Admission is free.

For more information about Museum exhibitions, art classes, field trips, and events, visit www.HickoryArt.org or call 828-327-8576.