Life inside a six-foot bubble can be lonely. But bubbles are transparent. We can see out and find inspiration. Others can see in and feel inspired. Connecting the dots in these uncertain times is not impossible. It just requires more creativity.
“The ACA challenges you to own your bubble, whether it be literal or metaphorical” says ACA Executive Director, Tom Formicola about this exciting new event. “On Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 12:00pm-6:00pm, the public is invited to stake your claim in your living room, in your studio, on your porch, in your driveway, in a window, or anywhere you feel inspired to create and share your artform. Express yourself through music, dance, artwork, poetry or whatever. Do it for yourself first. And if in the process, you give inspiration to your neighbors, all the better.” Artists of all media are encouraged to participate by documenting their performance, demonstration, or activity and sharing it through social media and ACA’s online platforms live on June 7, 12-6pm, the day and time that Arlington Porchfest would have been presented.
ACA proposes this community project as a way to mark the day Arlington would have celebrated Porchfest. “Here's an opportunity to remember the spirit of Arlington Porchfest on Sunday, June 7 by creating something within your own little socially distant bubble. If you want, you can share your creation, but you don't have to. If you can’t wait to get started -- then don’t! There are no rules – except to observe stay-at-home policies and social distancing guidelines,” says Formicola.
To learn more information about this socially distanced celebration of the spirit of Porchfest and to find out how to participate, please visit www.acarts.org/arlington-bubblefest.