Harlem’s LAUNDROMAT PROJECT: Wash clothes, Make Art, Build Community


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By NativeNewYorker

Something really neat is happening every Sunday in the Laundry Room at 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Aves).  The Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization, sponsors art workshops where local residents can create their own art.  The “drop in” workshops are taught by professional artists on everything from solar printing to sidewalk painting. The Laundromat Project is committed to the idea that “creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies”, and so they bring art education to community members in their own neighborhoods - all ages and levels of experience are welcome.   The Art Workshops are scheduled from 12-3pm every Sunday.  Yesterday, Maya Valladares taught participants how to create original designs and print them on fabrics.  Stop by next Sunday for bookmaking with Shani Peters.  The workshops are held every week through October.  A detailed schedule can be found on their website, along with information about how to volunteer or support the project.

The Laundromat Project

Works in Progress Art Workshop Schedule
12 – 3pm every Sunday, May 23 – Oct 20, 2010
At the Laundry Room, 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Avenues)

Suggested donation: $4 but no one is turned away if they are unable to pay