Westbury Arts to Hold Worldwide Knit in Public Day Event

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Westbury Arts is thrilled to hold it’s very first Knit in Public (KIP) event on Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM in the Westbury Memorial Library Garden Courtyard. Local knitters are invited to bring their yarn projects, tools, lawn chairs, and lunch to socialize with fellow crafters. Participation is free.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was established in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy one another’s company. Each local event is coordinated by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. “The arts come in all shapes, sizes, and mediums,” said Anne Albano, organizer of the Westbury event. “This is an opportunity to see fiber artists in action.” Last year, there were 1,015 KIP events held in 57 countries.

“We are thrilled to be hosting World Wide Knit in Public Day with the Westbury Public Library. At Westbury Arts we celebrate all of the arts and fiber yarn art is no exception,” said Julie Lyon, president of Westbury Arts. “Knitting, crocheting, spinning, and other fiber arts are timeless and beautiful and have always been a way to bring people together. Often the work created is intended to be given away and so this is an art form that embodies community spirit. It is with this community spirit that we celebrate these artists and the beautiful work they create.”

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