If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that connections, color and sunshine can be found in unexpected places. It was so exciting to partner with @rubylakeglass and @thepalettecommunity to turn these mundane concrete barriers into public art.
Ruby Lake Glass is leading the way by turning trash (post-consumer electronic glass) into eco-friendly treasure through responsibly upcycled pulverized colored glass crystals. If you’ve been noticing more brightly colored bike lanes, crosswalks or streets around the country lately, chances are, the Upstate NY-based Ruby Glass helped create it.
Upcycling and reuse has always fascinated me, so when I had the opportunity to try out Ruby Glass’ new product, sprayable glass, with friends and colleagues at the Henry Street Business Association and @saratogapaintandsip in Saratoga Springs, I jumped on it. On Sunday, Paint & Sip and Palette founder Catherine Hover and I recruited friends, family and volunteers to help us spray paint the cement barriers in place to create COVID-safe sidewalk dining zones, and I (of course) also brewed up some Honesta Coffee @honesta_coffee, since we started at 530am! ☕️
A huge THANK YOU to all of the artists and volunteers that made this a reality! I can’t wait for our next project. I think we can all relate to @sizzhandmade and @kendrafarstadarts rising sun design which felt especially perfect for this strange, hopeful moment in time.
If you live in Saratoga, come out and enjoy the view on Henry Street!