Bucktown Center for the Arts needs Quad Citians help

Posted on: 5:33 pm, September 22, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, September 22, 2013

A group of Bucktown artists are working together with the community to create “Title Wave.”

The large scale book instillation will be located in the first floor hallway at Bucktown for the Final Friday event.

The artists are asking Quad Citians to donate unwanted books that will serve as the raw material for the instillation. The group estimates they will need more than 1,000 books to complete the piece.

People are encouraged to bring books by the store, Suite 107, in the back of Bucktown’s building during regular hours, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

The co-owner at General Assembly says the community’s participation helps to bring the piece to life.

“Anyone who donated books are being co-creators of the piece because the books serve as the raw material,” said David Balluff. “It’s really been a way we can get the community involved in making a large scale public piece.”

Installation on “Title Wave” has already started in the back of the building. In addition to private donors, the Davenport Public Library and Source Bookstore in downtown Davenport are also lending books for the work.

The exhibit is expected to be on display for a month. Anyone donating books will be listed in the credits.

Bucktown Center for the Arts is located at 225 E. 2nd St. in downtown Davenport. The Final Friday event takes place from 6-9pm on September 27th, and will also feature live music, a book release party and a poetry reading.