The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, a Charlottesville nonprofit, is helping bring art out of the studio and into the community. Artists are building shed-like installations for nonprofits to display as part of an initiative to introduce more art into the community.
The book habitat for the Jefferson Madison Regional library is well underway. It's made out of books that would have been recycled due to damage or because they're obsolete.
“It will initially be out on Main Street for the Tom Tom Festival and we are thinking about ideas for where its eventual home will be, hopefully in a location that is a little underserved by the library,” said artist Zoe Edgecomb.
Construction on the remaining habitats will continue throughout the month. The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is looking for volunteers to help the artists with their creative projects. They are also asking for recycled pieces of plywood or other materials.For more information click here. Donations can be made here.