|Shoppers heading into PetSmart will become part of an art project.|
Those pictures will actually become a part of the eight-foot, solar-powered INOUT Cube, to be unveiled May 12 in front of the Bank of America branch at the corner of Leesburg Pike, Arlington Boulevard, and Sleepy Hollow Road in Seven Corners.
|The future site of the INOUT Cube.|
The concept is all about “raising awareness about art and how fun art can be,” said Julieta Guillermet of surcreative in between photo sessions at PetSmart. She urged participants to “be as creative as you want.”
|INOUT features portraits of the Seven Corners community.|
The next opportunity to engage with the INOUT project will be April 26 at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row St., Seven Corners.
Upcoming photo sessions are scheduled for April 27 at the Dogfish Head Alehouse, 6220 Leesburg Pike in Seven Corners, and April 28 at the All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs and Shrimp Feast, co-hosted by the Bailey’s Crossroads and Annandale Volunteer Fire Departments, at the Annandale fire station, 7128 Columbia Pike.
Community members can also upload their photos to the project via Twitter, @INOUT7C, by using the hashtag #INOUT7C and can fill out the questionnaire online.
|People take a survey on public art.|
The INOUT project is designed to bring the community of Seven Corners “OUT of their IN.”
“By seeing people’s pictures, you can really get a sense of what the community looks like,” said Natalia Pires of surcreative.
One side of the Cube will display questions from the survey, and members of the public will be able to peel off stickers from the Cube and stick them on the structure’s main face according to their response.
“People love to touch,” said Pires. “When you give people a chance to participate, they really feel ownership in the project.”