Upcycled Signs for Sidewalk Poets

Upcycled Signs for Sidewalk Poets

Back in August we were approached by Abby and Courtney from Sidewalk Poets to help with a signage project. Sidewalk Poets is a nonprofit providing underserved communities and individuals with creative writing and arts workshops—so they can share their voices, process pain and trauma, feel more empowered and enrich their neighborhoods and the city.

They were interested in getting some signs made to show off some of the amazing poetry that their members have created. But they didn’t just want some fancy new signs. They wanted to be as ecofriendly as possible but still make an impact. We have a huge recycling dumpster in our yard and told them we should pull out some scrap aluminum and do some upcycling!  Abby and Coutney were super pumped and jumped right in and pulled out various pieces that would work for the project. We then took those scrap pieces and cut them to shape and sanded the edges down. We ended up direct printing the poems onto the aluminum blanks with holes predrilled to go into the posts.

We are thrilled to donate these signs to such an awesome organization! Please make sure to check out Sidewalk poets here: https://sidewalkpoets.org/

And, please come to their next fundraiser on April 12th from 6-9pm at Number 38! See attached flyer 😊

Word Play Flyer Final
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