Artists in Resistance Brings Visual Artists, Musicians, and Community Together on April 5th

Artists in Resistance Brings Visual Artists, Musicians, and Community Together on April 5th

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NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez

The People's Climate March happens in Washington D.C. on April 29th, and the Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit are co-hosting a community-centric event on April 5th to create a banner for the march. Whether you're a trained painter or just want to pick up a brush, you are invited to come and be a part of the project. Dogwood and Grit are also seeking musicians to perform throughout the evening. A $10 donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to the Dogwood team for the National Climate March.

Although the Climate March happens every year, organizers are expecting a historic turnout this time around. Dogwood is planning to take a group of people up to the march, and the banner (and possibly other art objects) created at the BLOCK will go with them.

Dogwood Alliance is currently working to raise awareness about the environmental harm that results from using wood pellets for fuel, a current practice in the EU that is destroying huge swathes of Southern forests. Read more about the wood pellet industry and the controversy around wood pellets here. Dogwood's "Our Forests Aren't Fuel" campaign is at work to raise awareness about the twisted science behind the practice and shut it down. 

Here's the full scoop: On Wednesday, April 5th from 4-8 p.m., Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit will be co-sponsoring an Artists in Resistance event at THE BLOCK off Biltmore. Join us as we collaborate with local artists to create a community-generated, forest-focused community art project that we will take with us to the People’s Climate March in D.C. on April 29th. This event is kid friendly and open to the public! 

Forests are our number one defense against climate change, and yet our Southern forests are being destroyed at four times the rate of the Amazon rainforest. Let’s protect our home and stand tall for forests and for our communities. 

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$10 suggested donation. All proceeds of the event will go towards sponsoring the travel fees of those who would like to attend the People’s Climate March, but cannot afford the trip on their own. 

The event will have music by local DJs and other special guests, and food will available for donation by Eden-Out Meals. The climate is changing, and we need to change too. Come and join the movement.

RSVP to the Facebook event here