Durham Earth Day Festival 2008

April 8, 2008 5:36:15 AM PDT
The city of Durham will host its annual Earth Day Festival on April 19.

The Durham Earth Day Festival 2008 is presented by Keep Durham Beautiful and the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department and ABC11.

This year's theme is "It's Easy Being Green". The event will be held in Durham Central Park from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About the Festival

Earth Day participants will enjoy great music, food, participate in "green" activities and learn about the many solutions to environmental issues.

Festival highlights will include; a Earth Art Market, a Public Art Project, green products and practices at the Sustainability and Water Expos, electricity-free entertainment at the Eco Lounge and Zero-Waste Project for a Trash-free Festival.

Musical guests Different Drum, Midtown Dickens and Madison Elites will also be at the event.

Other featured programs include story teller Louise Omoto Kessel, a climbing wall, the Scrap Exchange and many other hands-on-projects. For more information call 919-560-4355.

"Woven Tree" of Recycled Techno-Garbage

North Carolina installation artist Dan Brawley will reuse your old wires and turn them into art all day at Durham's Earth Day Festival.

Brawley created a metal armature that contains dozens of areas to be woven, during a brief residency at Duke University Art Department's Sculpture Studio.

The public is invited to participate in the project by donating wires and taking part in the weaving process. No experience required - everyone is an artist at the Durham Earth Day Festival!

Telephone wire, television cord, romex, internet cable, speaker cable, or any wire over two feet long and under one third inch in diameter are among the many types of wires that Dan Brawley can use to weave into art.

The committee is accepting wire at the following sites Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.? 5 p.m.:
  • SEEDS
  • Durham Parks and Recreation
  • Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park
  • I. R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills
  • Third Friday Culture Crawl, Watts Pavilion in Durham Central Park
  • Earth Day Festival, Durham Central Park

The project is sponsored by Wesbell as a part of the Durham Earth Day Festival and presented by the Durham Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Durham Beautiful. For more information, call 919-560-4355 or visit www.durhamnc.gov/departments/parks.

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