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The ABCs of Sustainability: Color Squad Zine Release
December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosted by the Color Squad –
Fresh off their recent crowning as Best Muralist in Austin, Color Squad, a squad of civic-minded teen visual artists, is hosting a release for its latest zine, “The ABCs of Sustainability.”
Join us for art workshops sourced from the zine, a live DJ, mocktails, and complimentary light bites made from local produce from Urban Roots! Texas Campaign For The Environment will also join to help attendees write postcards to the mayor.
The zine walks readers through the ABCs of practices that help individuals exist more sustainably in their communities. For example, U stands for Upcycle and H stands for Homemade. Sustainable tote bags featuring original Color Squad art will also be available for purchase.
Proceeds from zine sales will benefit Austin Creative Reuse.
“The ABCs of Sustainability” was produced as part of a school-year long process culminating in a mural unveiling later this spring. Beginning in September of each year, Color Squad members embark on a period of research and community engagement to help inform the zine and future mural, meeting with experts and community members of a certain field of focus. This year’s zine and mural focus on the theme of sustainability. Color Squad previously hosted a clothing swap to explore this theme.
ABOUT COLOR SQUAD
Color Squad engages civic-minded teen artists to transform public spaces and explore relevant social issues through original murals, sculptures, art installations, and more. Students collaborate with professional artists and community partners and build artistic, social emotional, and leadership skills as they research and design public art projects for the community. Learn more at creativeaction.org/teens
ABOUT CREATIVE ACTION
As the largest arts education organization in Austin, Creative Action’s mission is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Learn more at creativeaction.org.