500 Critters Released in Apex as Part of the Lost Critter Project
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This August, 500 critters will be lurking around various locations in Downtown Apex, NC. These foam board critters will be left on benches, curbs, on top of newspaper boxes, on brick wall and even tied to poles and street signs. The lost Critter Project is a collaborative public arts effort between the businesses of Downtown Apex, NC and Apex High School Art teacher, Ian Sands.
Participating business are assigned a custom lost and found box that will be displayed inside their establishment. 50 foam board critters have been created for each business. Each critter holds a sign that reads: Help! I'm Lost! Thank goodness you found me! Please take me back to the (name-of-business). I miss my brothers and sisters!
To create the 500 critters, Ian Sands enlisted a team of art students. "We spent two weeks working on this project," Remarked Ian Sands. "The art room looked like a factory assembly line with students painting, others cutting and others gluing."
The Lost Critter Project bolsters Apex, NC’s reputation as a town of cultural arts and exciting happenings. Ten businesses are participating in the Apex Lost Critter Project. The participants are:
The Blue Tiger
The Red Canvas
All Booked Up
Green Pea Nursery
The Apex Chamber
Peak City Film Festival
Realty World on Salem Street
New Hope Valley Railway
Apex Yogic Living