Art Division and other groups throughout the country have begun knitting and quilting blankets for children at the border. Art Division is working with Border Angels (@borderangelsofficial) to distribute the blankets to children in shelters and elsewhere at the Mexican Border.
This project is inspired by Sarah Corbett, author of How to be a Craftivist: The art of gentle protest. Her words helped us spring into action after she led a workshop at Art Division. We strongly recommend this book for anyone looking to educate and involve themselves more deeply in the way of self expression through craft making. The Blanket Project will kick start with the first knitting workshop, held at the Art Division studio, starting July 18th which will be open to enrolled AD students.
How To Get Involved
Art Division welcomes anyone who would like to take part in The Blanket Project and we encourage people to get started independently. We would very much appreciate documentation of your process and progress such as photos, videos and/or anecdotes that we will share on our social media to help continue spreading the word.
Once the blankets are made they can be sent to the address below, where they will be received, registered and taken down to Border Angels to be distributed at shelters along the US/Mexican Border. Attn: Dan McCleary Art Division 2418 W. 6th St. Los Angeles CA. 90057