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  • Writer's pictureErin Maciel

Henry Street Community Art Project on Spectrum News!

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!


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