In honor of Earth Week, ACA teamed up with Arlington’s Whole Foods to talk about the health of our earth, natural processes, like pollination and how we can help. Together, we came up with the art installation, Bee the Change, which is on view at the Arlington Whole Foods on Mass Ave.
During our week long Vacation Arts Camp in April, our team of campers and staff made bees from recycled materials. We used paper tubes, posters and old advertisements donated by Whole Foods. We also reused their banners and painted signs to to display in the store.
All totaled, our campers made over 150 bees of all sizes and designs. Different age groups of kids contributed different aspects of the project, from cutting out the wings to drawing the faces. The project was overseen and organized by our Counselors in Training, who helped install the artwork at Whole Foods.
The result is a beautiful swarm of friendly bees hanging over the café at the Mass Ave Whole Foods! Be sure to check them out next time you are in the area!