Thursday, January 14, 2016

IX Art Park Charlottesville, VA

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts


 Last month, I went to the IX Art Park in Charlottesville and it was pretty fantastic.


The 17 acre arts playground opened in May of 2014 after raising over $20,000 on Kickstarter (they're still short of their $45,000 goal, so you should go donate!)  The goal seems to be to inspire any and all creativity, with plans for adding more art, public gardens, and community kitchens to the already impressive collection.
IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
There was so much to see!  At first, I was a little overwhelmed, but I took a deep breath and got a grip.

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
I went inside this little stick fort.  It had lights and seats inside and I bet it's pretty neat at night.

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
This mural covered in plants is so beautiful!

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
This place was so inspiring.

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
The Tinkersmiths Makerspace

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
I saw on O Wonderful, Wonderful's blog that this thing has a colorful patchwork awning! I was already smitten with this whimsical rolling tea party but that makes it even better.


IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
The Love Butt - 14 ft tall and 1600 lbs, driven across the country by comedian Kurt Braunohler as part of a TV pilot

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
I'd read about Before I Die... walls before and was really excited to see one!

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
It rained the morning I was there, so the only entry you can see clearly is mine.

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
My favorite fancy internet meme dog was there!


IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
This is my mom!  She really loved the tiny library.

IX Art Park Charlottesville VA | Yeti Crafts
I have no idea what this neat thing is, but I like it.

I can't wait to see this place grow and evolve.  I hope to go back soon.

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