I wanted to get involved with Culture Days as it provided an amazing opportunity to open my studio to the public. I had been trying to grow loofahs as a project in my studio space and wanted to share the experience with visitors.
I made information available about growing the plants and the methods I’d used, such as making self-watering containers using recycled five gallon buckets. I participated as an individual, but being located in an arts complex helped attract more visitors. While there were quite a few curious people wandering through my studio, there was one person in particular who had seen my event posted on the Culture Days web site and made the trip just to learn more about growing loofahs!
This individual certainly made the event worthwhile, allowing me to connect my studio practice with the public in a meaningful way. I certainly appreciate the efforts of those that made Culture Days possible and would gladly participate again.
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