ABOUT THE MASK PROJECT

The Mask Project engages local artists and designers to create custom fabric patterns for face masks that are not only useful, but also fun and fashionable. With the help of volunteers, CAAC aims to produce 7,500 free masks that will be available from safe pick-up locations throughout Bartholomew County. Through The Mask Project we hope artists, designers, crafters and sewists can serve not only as leaders and ambassadors of arts and culture, but also of public health.

This project is supported by a collective grant from these generous organizations:

Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Columbus Regional Health

Healthy Communities Proyecto Salud Action Team.

 

 

ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS 

Many creative professionals have been affected by COVID-19, and this project creates a new opportunity within the local creative economy. Local artists and designers were invited to create custom fabric patterns for masks. Through The Mask Project we hope artists and designers can serve not only as leaders and ambassadors of arts and culture, but also of public health.

Learn more about the stories behind the textile designs and meet the local artists and designers who created textile patterns for The Mask Project.

 

 

SAFE PICK UP LOCATIONS

A limited number of masks will be available on July 22. As production continues to ramp up, masks will be available at the following locations:

  • Bartholomew County Public Library

  • Columbus Area Visitors Center Gift Shop

  • Viewpoint Books
     

DONATE TO THE MASK PROJECT

Thanks to our generous sponsors and team of volunteers, masks will be made available at no cost. Please consider making a donation to support this community effort.

 
 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When will masks be available?

Beginning July 22, a selection of masks will be available at safe pick-up locations listed on our website. Mask pick-up sites will be restocked each Thursday as new masks become available. 

 

How do I get a mask? / Where do I pick up a mask?

You can get a mask at one of the designated safe pick-up locations listed here: Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus Area Visitors Center Gift Shop, 411 Gallery and Viewpoint Books.  

 

How much does a mask cost? / Can I make a donation?

Thanks to our generous sponsors and team of volunteers, masks will be made available at no cost. Donations to CAAC are welcome and can be made here.

 

What do these masks look like? Are there different sizes?

Custom fabric patterns by 19 local artiststs/designers can be viewed here. Masks will be made available for all ages, in four sizes: XS (kids age 3–6),  S (kids age 7–12),  M (teens, adults),  L (adults).

 

I can cut/sew/help with masks. How do I get involved?

For those who are interested in volunteering, fill out this online form and we will be in touch soon.

Can I get a specific size and/or design?

We will do our best to accommodate your request. Not all fabric will be made available in each size.

 

My business/organization needs a specific quantity of masks. Can we get those from The Mask Project?

We will do our best to accommodate your request. Send our team a note info@artsincolumbus.org with details, including the name of your business/organization, the number of masks needed and size (XS, S, M, L).

 

Other questions/comments related to The Mask Project?

Send our team a note at info@artsincolumbus.org.

GET IN TOUCH:
431 Sixth Street
Columbus, IN 47201​
812-376-2539
Office Hours:
In efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the CAAC office is closed to the public until further notice.​
Staff will be working remotely at this time.
 
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