For the third year, ArtReach is partnering with the National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park at DOEE's Aquatic Resource Education Center to provide a series of screenprinting and painting workshops to create fish windsocks for the annual Bike Parade at the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of creating carp-shaped flags known as “Koinobori,” participants will create a set of fish windsocks representing fish that can be found in the local Anacostia River, including the Shad, Pumpkinseed and Snakehead fish. With information provided by GW’s Biology department and the Anacostia Watershed Society, these workshops will give participants the opportunity to learn more about local ecology and history and participate in a collaborative art-making project.
Visit ArtReach's Facebook page to see photographs from the 2016 fish bike parade!
PLEASE JOIN US AND CREATE A FISH WINDSOCK OF YOUR OWN!