Art Imitates Life on The Long Walk

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At this moment, the King County Regional Trail System is hosting 50 self-selecting members of the general public, led by local artist Susan Robb, as they journey together to art utopia. Trekking from Golden Gardens Park to Snoqualmie Falls over the course of four days, they will experience their surrounding geography and community in a unique way as fully engaged stewards of art. Along the route they will interact not only with the landscape, but with each other as they transcend into the roles of co-authors and observers of this contemporary public art project. To add another interesting twist, they will camp in unusual locations and stop at mid-points to experience curated events that will further alter their views of the social terrain.

If your daily life has been lacking in art and expression, don’t fret as you still have a chance to get in on this rolling art. The Long Walk will pause just long enough for a Mid-Point Mash Up that’s happening tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at McCormick Park in Duvall (26200 NE Stephens Street). You and the rest of the public are invited to meet up with the trail trekkers for an evening of place-based art experience at this free event for all-ages.

You are also invited to follow the journey and engage via Twitter (@susan_robb [#tlw2012])

About this project:
The Long Walk, produced by 4Culture and King County Parks, is a time-based, open source, and socially engaged art event created and conceived by artist Susan Robb.

About the artist:
Susan Robb creates medium-spanning art that is an ongoing exploration of the inter-relatedness of people and place.

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