SPACEcraft is a socially engaging, traveling art project in Pinellas County designed to build a sense of community by encouraging people to interact and create together. Repurposing two converted shipping containers, SPACEcraft offers facilitated creative programs in the areas of music, yoga, art and maker workshops, book arts, writing, meditation, horticulture, and more. Both instructor-led and self-guided programs on the themes of Make, Play, Read, and Grow to invite people to interact with hands-on art experiences in and outside the containers.
The City of Oldsmar is privileged to host the first SPACEcraft location, in the east parking lot behind City Hall. The Launch Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be on Saturday, March 14, from 10 am – 10:30 am, followed by programming until 2 pm. Representatives from the Board of County Commissioners, the City of Oldsmar, Creative Pinellas and the SPACEcraft creators welcome everyone to enjoy this unique space. The Launch will feature performances by Three Happy Ukers - a ukulele trio, Oldsmar’s Poet Laureate Amanda Butler, and an intergenerational choir from Ruth Eckerd Hall. Programming and activities on Launch Day will highlight sculpture making, writing wall, free library, drum circle, and seed planting.
From Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, April 22, SPACEcraft containers will be open for community interaction on Mondays at 11 am, Wednesdays at 6 pm, and Saturdays for two sessions, 10 am and 1 pm, all approximately for two hours each. All activities will appeal to everyone of all ages and offer something for adults and children to enjoy. Programming will be through support from a curated group of local creatives such as teachers, working artists, and artistic organizations. Residents will have the opportunity to participate and connect around high-quality arts experiences.
Funding for this public art project is through the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners via BP settlement funds and will travel throughout the county for two years. SPACEcraft is an original project conceived and produced by artists Carrie Boucher, Bridget Elmer, and Mitzi Gordon.