GSNC is grateful to City of Raleigh’s Community Engagement Division, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Glenwood South Tailors + Alterations for their generous supportof this neighborhood public art project that will display 1,000 Snowflakes on Glenwood South trees in December 2018, before donating them to residents of Glenwood Towers and local recipients of Meals on Wheels at Saint Saviour’s Center.
Volunteers will be needed to hang snowflakes on trees along Glenwood Avenue between Peace and Hillsborough Streets on December 8 at 11:00. Come to the Hampton Inn & Suites on Johnson Street with a step ladder. Each volunteer will be given a bag of snowflakes and an area of Glenwood Avenue. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
GLENWOOD SOUTH PEACE TREE
During the fall of 2015 over 200 neighborhood volunteers learned to fold origami cranes to decorate a 12 foot “Peace Tree” donated by the Carolina Ale House. Over 2,500 cranes were created.
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Tree Sweaters II: In the fall of 2014, more than sixty knitters participated in Glenwood South’s second tree sweater project, attracting knitters from as far away as Hawaii, Texas and even Ontario. Local knitters met at St. Saviour’s Center to stitch scarves with seniors who were recipients of last year’s tree sweater blankets. Inspired by the colorful statement of community shared with them, knitters at St. Saviors and Glenwood Towers passed the tree scarves on to Love Wins, a ministry to the homeless led by Hugh Hollowell in the Glenwood South neighborhood.
Poetry Wall: In June 2014, a chalkboard poetry wall highlighting favorite neighborhood quotes and poetry was constructed on the former Clark Art building. New poetry and quotes are updated every two weeks. Send poetry or quotes from your Glenwood South business associates or neighbors to GlenwoodSouth@downtownraleigh.org.
Tree Sweaters: In 2013, a group of 70 neighbors gathered weekly through the fall at the Carter Building and knitted 150 sweaters that were wrapped on trees along Glenwood Avenue. Read more about the Glenwood South Tree Sweater Art Installation on the DLA blog.