Lawn Art with Neighbors, which encourages Springfield residents to create works of art for your front lawn, is returning in 2021.
L.A.W.N.’s city-wide public art exhibit is “focused on connecting our vibrant community.” Organizers say the event want to “empower public art” to contribute to the city’s “sense of place.”
“Springfield is a wonderful community filled with creative and active people of all ages,” L.A.W.N. Co-Founder Shauna Smith said in a statement. “L.A.W.N. aims to showcase and celebrate that creativity in every neighborhood, from one lawn to another.”
The organizers released a list of dates connected to the event:
April 16: Participation Form due for guaranteed virtual map placement.
April 23 – May 8: L.A.W.N. public viewing
April 24: International Sculpture Day. Post photos of you working on your artwork on social media using #ISDay2021 and #LAWNSGF.
May 7: First Friday Art Walk
May 8: Official end of L.A.W.N. events.
May 9: Feel free to take down your artwork at your convenience. If your work adheres to your neighborhood association policy, leave it up indefinitely.
L.A.W.N. was started in April 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 lockdown, as a way to encourage art-making as a way to improve mental health during the stay-at-home order. Over 65 front lawn art installations were placed as part of the 2020 event. Some participants in apartment complexes made displays for their porches or balconies to participate.