In partnership with the Rotary Club of Douglas County, The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County
(CAC) recently added to
its public art initiative with a new project -- a
Free Art Box on the grounds of the Cultural Arts Center in Douglasville.
The colorful crayon box full of Free Art to
be shared with the community was inspired
by Little Free Libraries. The Free Art Boxes offer a place to give and receive
free art and supplies. This new creative trend is rooted in the same
magnanimous spirit as the Little Free Libraries, but instead of books being
shared, it is pint-sized art, including paintings, drawings, pottery, yard
works, doodles, and even painted rocks. The concept is simple: Leave small art,
take small art, or just enjoy. Our hope is that these Little Free Art
Boxes will inspire the love of art, provide opportunities to create and meet
someone new, and encourage appreciation for the arts in Douglas County.
purpose of public art is to enrich the community and improve our quality of
life through enriching the environment, igniting the imagination, and
encouraging thought. Public art benefits the community through placemaking,
bringing people together, and can be used as a tool in economic development.
Public art can also strengthen personal connections to one’s community.
In another project, the club donated 400 backpacks sporting the Rotary logo to a local agency that supplies
food every Friday to elementary students in need. Volunteers with A Gift of
Love fill the backpacks with non-perishable food items and send the backpacks
home with students so that they have food to sustain them through the weekend.
The students return the backpacks every Monday to be repacked for the following
weekend. The Rotary Club of Douglas County is proud to partner with A Gift of
Love on this important program which takes place throughout the school