Ribbons of HOPE: Community Art Project Comes Together for Ferguson, Missouri

August 24, 2014
“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope….” ~Jesse Jackson

There’s a collaborative community art project mobilizing for Ferguson, Missouri and the project’s organizers are inviting anyone who would like to contribute, to send Ribbons of HOPE.

From the project’s description:

“Ribbons of HOPE will be displayed and tied on to fences at two sites in Ferguson, with hopes of spreading to additional sites. The Ribbons of HOPE sites will provide a safe space for people to reflect, connect, commune and exchange dialogue.”  The project organizers “hope and wish that Ribbons of HOPE will be unifying, to help nurture and strengthen community spirit and build bridges towards the future of Ferguson. “

Ribbons of Hope: a Collaborative Community Art Project for Ferguson, Missouri | creativity in motion

On my Ribbon of HOPE, I artfully infused it with positive intentions & support to send. To create my contribution, I used fabric ribbon, nylon cord, sharpie & paint markers, glitter glue, some small cardboard tags, and covered everything with Outdoor Mod Podge.

Ribbons of Hope: a Collaborative Community Art Project for Ferguson, Missouri | creativity in motion

Ribbons of Hope: a Collaborative Community Art Project for Ferguson, Missouri | creativity in motion

Ribbons of Hope: a Collaborative Community Art Project for Ferguson, Missouri | creativity in motion

Ribbons of HOPE is a partnership of the Adolescent Resource Center (a program of Queen of Peace Center), the Northern Arts Council, Ferguson Youth Initiative, Provident Counseling, and the Missouri Art Therapy Association.

To learn how to contribute your Ribbon of HOPE, visit the Missouri Art Therapy Association blog.

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5 Responses to “Ribbons of HOPE: Community Art Project Comes Together for Ferguson, Missouri”

  1. Lani Says:

    Thank you Gretchen!


  2. Love your blog and this idea. Our family will participate. I have passed this on this morning. 🙂

  3. Hannah Says:

    What a great response to this grave need…wonderful idea!

  4. Jolie Buchanan Says:

    a great idea in so many ways; I have had so many, especially young children, feeling the need to ‘do something’ that could help – this would be a great step towards that and a wonderful opportunity to hold a small gathering that might open up a peaceful dialogue while creating the ribbons

  5. revnancyj Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I love your ribbons.


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