Deborah Triplett hangs her own yard art, a "clothesline" tribute to her mother and grandmother, entitled "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone.” Photo courtesy Deborah Triplett.
Charlotte is a wonderful place to live, thanks to many things and many people. I’m putting the spotlight here on three women whose ideas are making our community even better.
Every Labor Day, Deborah invites Charlotte residents to share their creativity in this community-wide art installation. It’s free. There are no judges. There is, however, a map. First, participants plan and create their art and then add the information to the Yard Art Map on Facebook.
It’s fun to participate, but it’s even more fun to take the map and drive around town and see others’ art. This year, one creative team created a “car-digan” – a car covered with their knitting.
What I especially like about Yard Art Day is the organic nature in which it develops. Deborah launched this idea in 2012, which coincided with the Democratic National Convention being held in the city. She wanted our visitors to see creativity outside of Uptown.