Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Great Bottlecap Art Experiment of 2009


What do you get when you combine about a dozen creative minds with 7,256 bottle caps?

You get the new public art installation going on right now at Kitchen Sink Studios! We’re in the process of turning the front of our building into a work of art that we hope will become one of the signature images in downtown Phoenix. The project involves placing bottlecaps in the shape of the words “Kitchen Sink” on the front facade in sort of a retro-50s font.

We’re not only making cool things happen, we’re using a resource that would otherwise be discarded into the trash. AND, we’re getting bottlecaps from nearby businesses such as The Roosevelt Bar, Cibo and America’s Tacos. If you know of anyone who might like to contribute some caps, please let us know (www.kitchensinkstudios.com).

Our goal is to have the entire project completed in time for Phoenix Design Week, which is from October 21-25…which means a lot of warm evenings like the ones you see in the attached video.

We’ll keep you posted on the progress. In the meantime, if you’re in the neighborhood, come check it out! We'll be working on it on Wednesday afternoons after 5 p.m., and you can also come see us on First Fridays starting in September.

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