FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Valerie Wiseman
Dine Together and Give Together at PICNIC on August 1
[GREENSBORO, NC]â€” Elsewhere will be hosting itâ€™s third annual Greensboro P.I.C.N.I.C., Partners In City, Neighbors In Community, in conjunction with Greensboroâ€™s First Friday events in August.
PICNIC is a public supper in downtown Greensboro where neighbors dine together and give together. Participants are asked to donate $5-$20 (sliding scale) and enjoy a locally-sourced meal, beverages, and an opportunity to vote on and fund a worthy project. At the end of the event a winner is declared and the donated cash goes to that person or organization.
Elsewhere is hosting an open call for PICNIC proposals for 'creative placemaking' projects. Individuals, groups, and organizations working in Guilford county are welcome to apply.
Placemaking can take many forms--events and performances, programs, installations, gatherings, artworks, and creative human services. Projects are encouraged that reclaim our city for public creativity and transform sidewalks, alleys and storefronts, yards, overgrown fields, little-used parks, pathways, derelict buildings and surface lots, lawns, and gardens into meaningful and productive spaces.
The PICNIC dinner will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, August 1 in the green space directly behind Elsewhere and inside the museum at 606 S Elm St in downtown Greensboro. The public are invited to attend; no reservations are required, and donations will be collected at the event. Questions about the event or application process can be sent to Courtney McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Elsewhere: Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum, artist residency and collaborative laboratory, set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhereâ€™s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.