This summer we set out to encourage gratitude through art.

We (us and our campers) were pretty disappointed to have our tags cut down. We actually found them in the trash can with the branches still attached.

Ironically we had just posted about the importance of public art, and the notion that putting something out in public means we need to release our ownership of it. That being said, the intention of this project was to bring encouragement to the community by sharing gratitude through art. We actually hoped that people would take the tags, maybe even be inspired by them. It was discouraging to have had every tag cut down and thrown out before people really had the chance to experience it. 

However, out of our disappointment spawned #gratitudetags. Even though the physical art is gone, we wanted to continue the spirit of gratitude through social media. We also hope the community will come by our SPROUTS gallery opening on August 27th to celebrate our young artists and help spread gratitude by creating their own gratitude tag. 

Send us a word describing something you are grateful for through #gratitudetags, we'll print it out for you so that you can create your own tag with us on August 27th. We look forward to making art together, and celebrating our young artists.

We are so fortunate to be in Downtown Barrie. We are grateful for all of the amazing people we have already met through Art In House.

Thank you Barrie.

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