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ART EVENT | Yarn Bombing

"Yarn bombers" knit panels to stitch around trees, lamp posts, and benches, adding pretty patchwork and some surprise color-pop to a gray urban environment. Artists (and activists) have upped the game, adding humorous knitted bits here and there, or completely wrapping stairways, fences, tanks, and even the bronze bull on NYC's Wall Street.

On Saturday, June 1, knitters and other fiber folk will convene downtown to yarn bomb the South Avenue and Broad Street area. You can participate or watch them work beginning at 2 p.m. So grab your needles (or camera), choose your palette, and head down to the river to meet local fiber artists and watch the surface of the city become more colorful and downy. The decorative endeavor will also be extended to the interior of the Central Library (115 South Ave.).

If you are interested in participating, send a message to the event's Facebook page; search for "ROC the Yarn Bomb." For more information, call 428-8150.