Friday open studios at the CCBC were fun, but not very well attended. Consensus is that Fridays evenings just have too many other things happening.
In conclusion, I feel the summer YMCA Summer Camp Program was successful in connecting the youth to the river in a fun way. Over the summer eight community volunteers helped on the YMCA Mondays including 1 eighth grader and 3 high school students who came every week. The attempts at collaboration within the community thru the CCBC open Fridays was not as successful. A new approach will be to invite specific groups of people or organizations to participate in workshops at Holly's studio with dates and times to be arranged in accordance with the participants. Through the YMCA program, CCBC Fridays and word of mouth several very artistic youth have been identified who will also be invited to continue working on the art project.
Now I am excited to have a wall in my studio dedicated to this project and and looking forward to have some time with the artistic muses... keep you posted.