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Monthly Guided Art Tours

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Free Guided Art Tours on
First Fridays 2020

Professional artist talks,mini lessons

Space is limited! Sign up today by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com

Link Transit offers free First Friday service after 4 PM on Routes 1, 5, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 & 12. Along with this free service, we have organized a series of art experiences and tours to help familiarize you with local art venues and artists. These free to events are a collaborative effort between Link Transit and organizers of the First Friday ArtsWalk. All activities begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a brief workshop on using Link’s fixed route transportation system to reach North Central Washington destinations. Each month features a unique cultural experience and a chance to win fun prizes.

Friday, Feb. 7
Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve!
3-5 p.m.
Cashmere Public Library
Craft a colorful collage of beautiful fabric finds from local thrift stores into a heart shape that can be worn as a pin or a patch! Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads a free workshop in applique and collage to help participants create a wearable piece of art for February’s First Friday ArtsWalk. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, March 6
3-5 pm
Go Denim!
Link Transit Board Room, Columbia Station
Transform a thrift store denim jacket by adding fabric and other embellishments to create a stylish wearable art piece! Bring your own jacket to refurbish or retrofit a thrift store find of ours. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free workshop. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, April 3
Old Hat, New Hat
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Make an old hat into a new hat with vintage accessories salvaged from flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Bring your own hat or choose from an array of treasures we round up! Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free workshop. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 1
May Day Hay Day
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Let those ties out of the closet and fashion a fancy vest or waistcoat. Use ties we provide or bring your own. Patterns, sewing machines and expert advice from Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson are provided. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, June 5
T-Shirt Tea
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Refashion and upcycle old t-shirts into stylish designs that you will look forward to showing off! Use a variety of techniques including bleach dying, applique and embroidery under the guidance of Link Transit resident artist Lisa Robinson to upscale your wardrobe! Bring your own or use the t-shirts we provide. No prior experience is necessary to participate. An introduction to Cashmere's popular gnome hunt follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, July 3
Fancy Pants Jean Stencil Workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Give your denim jeans a new, stylish look using bleach, spray-on fabric paint. Use designs from lace edging, doilies and templates to inspire your work. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free upcycling event. Bring your own jeans or pick from our finds to create something new and fun! A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Aug. 7
Get Scrappy! Fabric Collage workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Use fabric scraps to design applique embellishments for a clothing remodel and closet upscale! We will have plenty of supplies on hand to share, but feel free to bring your own additions to the creative mix. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will share sewing and color-matching tips. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Sept. 4
Off the Cuff Upcycle event
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Use old cuffs from clothing castoffs to create wearable art! Dress up with stencils and applique to bring new life to a favorite piece of your wardrobe that has reached the end of its natural life. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will share basic sewing and fabric-matching techniques.  Supplies are provided, but participants are invited to bring materials from home that inspire them. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Oct. 2
Don’t Sweat the Sweater
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Make a fashion statement by overhauling an old sweater using basic sewing techniques and fabric and color combination tricks. Create your own style with materials provided or bring your own upcycling materials. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will offer tips and guidance. Supplies are provided, but participants are invited to bring materials from home that inspire them. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Nov. 6
Old Sweater, New Mittens
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Craft an old wool sweater into snuggly winter mittens in this free workshop led by Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson. Supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring wool sweaters in need of upcycling. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Dec. 4
Ugly Christmas Sweater Workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Participants are welcome to bring their own sweaters or sweatshirts to embellish for the holiday season or pick from the provided materials to build a wearable art project that can be exhibited during the Dec. 5 Link Transit Art on the Move exhibit. The workshop is for all ages and includes opportunities to work with fabric glue, glue guns, needle and thread and sewing machines. Link Transit Resident Artist Lisa Robinson will be available to advise on use of materials and offer sewing guidance, including the use of sewing machines. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.