creating community based visual arts projects

Community-based visual arts projects can take place anywhere there are people who want to enjoy making art together. Artworks can be permanent or temporary, made of paint or tiles, be a set of paper lanterns or an environmental sculpture that will erode and change with the weather. They are full of the kind of creative energy that takes a group from the outer edges of artistic experience straight to the heart of what it means to make art. The process of making and the product that is made are of equal importance in a community artwork. Approaches, materials and techniques all differ but it is the pleasure to be found in working towards a shared expression of ideas and imagination and the common goal of making something of significance that motivates and inspires the successful community artwork.