Community Cubes

A Fossilization of Richmonders' Individuality and Shared Experiences

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About the Project

We believe the arts are a crucial tool to help transform and build happy and healthy communities. In early 2017 we asked the community to help us choose our next community-wide public art project. Well the results are in and you picked Community Cubes! This project will engage all people of Richmond to create functional, sculptural benches made up of castings of the objects we carry with us. To do this we will set up at over 20 Richmond Festivals and events and we want you to participate in this monumental project!


How it works.

  1. We will set up slabs of clay.

  2. Any one can participate by pressing something into the clay they are carrying with them.

  3. We will use the clay as a mold to cast into one side of a cube.

  4. We will join the castings together to make a bench. See image of prototype.

  5. Benches will be installed in the communities they are created at locations in need of seating. Examples may include, parks or bus stops.

Community Cubes Events

2nd Street Festival

Jackson Ward.

Saturday, October 6th,  11am-7pm

Sunday, October 7th 1pm-6pm

To ensure you get an opportunity to participate you can sign up for a time slot here.

The Richmond Folk Festival

Tredegar and Brown’s Island. Look for us near the Community Foundation Stage

Friday-Sunday October 12-14th.

We will be set up until about 6pm each day.

To ensure you get an opportunity to participate you can sign up for a time slot here.

Community Cubes are made possible by the generous support from our community. Become a contributor today and help make Community Cubes a success!

Thank you to our Community Cube Supporters!

The Rea Charitable Trust