Garden Artist-in-Residence Program
Bookworm Gardens is in the running for up to $100K to be used for a garden artist-in-residence program thanks to USA TODAY and A Community Thrives! VOTE once per day, every day until May 12! Share widely and help us continue our story so that Bookworm Gardens can not only be a place where books come to life, but where art and community can thrive!
Once upon a Time...
....there was an idea. Like most ideas, it started with a question: what if you could bring your favorite children’s books to life? Over fifteen years ago, a woman in Sheboygan, Wisconsin had an idea – she wanted to bring books to life one garden at a time. The idea took root and became Bookworm Gardens, a botanic garden with the mission is to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of the young and young at heart through exploration in a garden environment based on children's literature. Now we’re ready to write our next chapter with the Bookworm Gardens Artists-in-Residence Program. This new program will connect local artists with the Gardens to create and exhibit site-specific works and allow artists to interact with staff, visitors, and the greater community throughout the creative process. Artists will explore the relationship between nature, literature, culture, and place during their time in residence. But this won’t be like any artist-in-residence program you’ve seen before, after all Bookworm Gardens is truly unique. We will be looking for all types of artists – authors and illustrators, those in the performing arts and visual arts, musicians, dancers, makers, and creators of all forms! We’ve proven that even the smallest seed of an idea can grow into something amazing. Help us continue our story so that Bookworm Gardens can not only be a place where books come to life, but where art and community can thrive!