Middle Way House 2021 - 2022 Wrapped in Love Public Art Display
Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in warmth and support, fabric artists lovingly created tree sweaters for dozens of downtown Bloomington trees.
The tree sweaters will be prominently hung throughout numerous locations in the heart of Bloomington and feature our help and crisis hotline phone number in hopes of raising awareness about domestic violence. The public art display will span nearly six months, coinciding with the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October and end March 1st, 2022.
Each beautiful tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping us provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Each tree sweater will have a sponsorship patch containing sponsor names and our 24/7 help and crisis line phone number to be seen by tens of thousands of residents and many of the nearly 2 million annual visitors to Bloomington. It is imperative that we include our crisis number on the sponsorship patch because last year, our help and crisis line answered over 5,000 calls, and we provided nearly 7,000 nights of emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence.
We are hoping to elevate the event this year as we celebrate 50 years in the community and have gathered a tremendous group of volunteers to craft and maintain the tree sweaters throughout the year. Our volunteer need for Wrapped in Love has been fulfilled! Thank you!
On October 1st, join us at our Yarn Cutting Celebration and help us celebrate 50 years in the community and the beginning of our annual Wrapped in Love Public Art Display outside of the Monroe County Courthouse lawn ad show much love to the sponsors, fabric artists, and volunteers that made this event possible!
We would like to thank our Volunteer Event Chair, Erin Hollinden, the fabric artists, and our current sponsors for all their support!
Category: Arts | Visual Arts