Art groups in the Ozarks are wanting to create a city wide art exhibition to help boost community spirits during the COVID 19 lockdown.
The exhibition is called L.A.W.N., short for Lawn Art With Neighbors. The Springfield Art Museum and Springfield Sculpture Walk are driving the event in partnership with Missouri State University.
The project is aimed at people who have been spending more time walking around neighborhoods, are frustrated creatives feeling trapped at home, or those who find boosts to their mental health in the arts or being outside.
Residents are encouraged to create a work of art for their yard using materials they find around their home: sculptures, chalk art, etc. The project’s goal is strictly to express creativity, not the skill level of the artists.
Information about the art exhibit, rules for visiting the art, and how to participate can be found at this link.
Rules for participating include:
- Practice Social Distancing
- Follow the City of Springfield’s Stay-at-Home Order.
- Drive, walk, run, or bike on your way to an essential activity or while exercising!
- Sculpture Walk Springfield, the Springfield Art Museum, and Missouri State University: Art+Design are not liable for personal injury or property damage.
- Avoid entering private property
- View Art from the street or sidewalk
- Avoid touching art
- Take lots of photos
- Share Photos on social media #LAWNSGF
Anyone who wishes to participate needs to sign up by April 24th to be included in the map that will be provided online.