NEW YORK CITY — A community-based non-profit organization dedicated to delivering art programs to low-income families uses the local Laundromat as its gathering place.
Understanding that creativity is a “central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods and thriving economies,” The Laundromat Project brings art programs to where neighbors already are.
For example, the Project hosted Sunday afternoon drop-in workshops this summer at The Laundry Room in Harlem.
Its Work in Progress focuses on community-centered arts education through hands-on workshops and public programs. Create Change is a public art residency program; participants are charged with creating an art project that is socially relevant to their local coin-op and actively engaging neighbors and fellow laundry patrons to participate in the process.
The Project's major goal is to one day purchase a Laundromat that will function as its home and as a community arts center.