The Art Float for Social Change made its debut at the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade. It features Mother Earth and a circle of hands, spinning on a carousel of art pulled by the pataphysical dragon Quetzy. Activists Emma Spike, Greg Brockbank and the Freedom Singers led us into song with classics like ‘Down by the Riverside’ and ‘This Land is Your Land’.
The Art Float was created by Fabrice Florin, Geo Monley and over a hundred volunteers at Tam Makers, with the gracious support of Good Earth, MVCAN, Pataphysical Studios and Tam High School. We hope to inspire more people to participate in democracy -- and invite you all to vote, speak up and create a better world!
Thanks to all our friends and neighbors who made this project possible! Special thanks to Larry ‘The Hat’ Lautzer and the organizers of the Mill Valley Parade, who kindly gave us the Best Community Spirit Award for this collective art project. Tip of the hat as well to Luis Costa and Marin Witherspoon for shooting the videos.
We’ll present the Art Float again on June 9 at the Fairfax Parade, as well as in the Fourth of July Parade in Corte Madera -- and throughout California in fall 2018, to help get out the vote for our next elections. Learn more here: tammakers.org/art-float/
Community art is good for democracy and good for the soul. Be the change!