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(VIDEO) YARN BOMBED! Eureka and SCRAP Humboldt Team Up to Add Color and Character to an Old Town Parking Lot


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A Eureka parking lot was recently bombed… yarn-bombed, that is!

From the parking meters to the signs and the trees, you’ll now find a typically drab corner of Old Town — D and Third Streets, by The Shanty and along Opera Alley — covered in a hodgepodge of repurposed knit and crochet projects.

The City of Eureka Development Services decided the area needed some color and character, so they teamed up with the Arcata based non-profit SCRAP Humboldt to facilitate the creative concept.

“For the more long-term there will be landscaping, murals, and other things to beautify it (Opera Alley), but this was such a nice, easy baby step into beautification of a big capital improvement project,” said Eureka assistant planner, Delo Freitas. “And it’s just fun and cute, so we decided to give it a try.”

Unfortunately, some of the pieces have already been taken. But the city is optimistic and says the nice thing about cheap impermanent art like this — it gets the community involved and it gets the public’s attention.

In this LoCO Video Report we check out the site and find out more from some of those who brought the project to fruition.

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