This Saturday, the Urban Forest Project – an outdoor exhibition of urban-forest themed banners designed by local artists – opened in Toledo. Following in the footsteps of New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Denver, Albuquerque, and San Francisco, the Toledo Urban Forest Project will display banners in public spaces to raise awareness about the importance of trees and forested space within the city. At the end of the exhibition, the banners are recycled into tote bags to be sold to benefit a local urban forestry or arts initiative – in this case, the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Young Artists at Work Program (YAAW).
You can take a look at the beautiful and thought-provoking work represented on the banners at the project’s website. Anyone in the Toledo area should look out for them hanging on light poles!