A public art project called Wellesley by Wellesley will pop up by the Gap in Wellesley Square this Friday through Sunday, with residents invited to color 5×5″ canvases of their favorite places in town or to reflect what the town means to them.
A locally-focused mobile app business called Geome (pronounced Gee-Ohm) that we wrote about them in September is behind the project, which will result in a mural that stitches together all of the smaller art pieces and is exhibited at a location to be determined in town as well as online.
Geome’s Stacey Meeker says “The concept for ‘Wellesley, by Wellesley’ was inspired by a movement known as placemaking. Places are made by people, people are shaped by place. Ensuring that people have the tools that enable them to feel deeply connected to where they live and to see themselves as an integral part of their local landscape is the ultimate objective.”
Don’t be shy about trying your hand at some art — no one’s going to check to see if you’re in the Wellesley Society of Artists.
Prizes and refreshments will doled out at booths this Friday (1-5PM), Saturday (11AM-4PM), and Sunday (11AM-4PM), weather-permitting.