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, 100 State St. W..
Beginning Wednesday, July 8, a specific SPACEcraft container will be open for community interaction on Wednesdays at 6 pm, and Saturdays for two sessions, 10 am and 2 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. Only one container will be used at a time.
SPACEcraft will adhere to the following safety protocols and procedures regarding COVID-19:
- Activity areas will be spaced 6-feet apart
- Activities will be limited to groups of 12. Family groups that arrive together may share a table/activity area.
- Depending on the type of session, pre-packaged take-home activity kits will be made available whenever possible.
- Hand sanitizer, face coverings, and liability waivers will be provided for visitors at the designated check-in table.
- A portable sink/hand washing station will be available for use during all live activities.
- All SPACEcraft artists & volunteers are required to wear face masks during activities. Gloves will be provided and may be worn on a voluntary basis.
- All surfaces of the SPACEcraft modules and exterior interactive activities will be regularly sanitized.
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.