Join artists Erin Colleen Johnson and Kari Marboe on October 27th, 2013 for the debut of their MOBILE WISHING WELL on the Sunday Street Richmond route! Sunday Streets closes stretches of city streets to automobile traffic, and opens them to people for several hours so participants can enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they can bike, walk, run, dance, and partake in art projects like this one.
Historically, the wishing well comes from European folklore and was based on the idea that water was a portal to deities who, if given a small gift, would grant a wish. As the caster-footed well rolls from one end of the route to the other from 11am-4pm community members are invited to participate by making a wish using the Mobile Wishing Well’s coins and discussing wish making traditions. What will you wish for?
Funded by San Francisco, CA (August 2013)