From an email:
“DC Wood for Good
Today, throughout Washington, DC, businesses, residences, and other buildings are boarded up to protect their property from damage. We support the protestors and their desire to force change. What this project is about is what is next for the wood. Unfortunately, much will find its way to a landfill, however, we want to help find a second life for this wood, and use it as a reminder of this landmark time in our nation’s history. Through the use of art and creativity, we will be able to keep this moment in time fresh in our minds.
Shaw Main Streets is asking that businesses donate their unwanted wood.
We are seeking local artists and creators to transform this wood into art, useful items like benches and planters, and other uses that are useful to the community. Shaw Main Streets will auction off some of the finished projects with proceeds benefiting local movements that promote equality. Additional pieces will be shared for Art All Night, an annual art festival that canvasses the city.
THOSE WITH WOOD:
Please deliver your wood to Parcel 42, located at the intersection of 7th and R Streets NW (near the south Shaw Metro station). The hours are Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please be sure to remove all nails, screws, and other sharp objects. We will add days and times if needed.
ARTISTS AND CREATORS:
You may pick-up the wood Thursday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We ask that you post your finished work on Instagram, using hashtag #dcwoodforgood. We will be in contact about usage and donation.
Be prepared to showcase your piece for Art All Night digitally.