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Mobile MakeArt: LightHouse for the Blind

June 6 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Museum of Craft and Design partners with the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to facilitate monthly art projects reflective of MCD’s current exhibitions. Join us as we create a participatory haptic artwork to travel with MCD’s Mobile MakeArt van and to be displayed through the museum’s community partners upon the close of our current exhibitions.

This project responds to the desire of the Lighthouse for intentional art—art that lives beyond this monthly program, builds community connections, and offers a platform for Blind and Low Vision artists to speak directly to the public.

The artwork is conceptualized as a haptic array of canvases that, fixed to a magnet board, can be rearranged and tactilely explored. Reflecting the repurposed aesthetic of Indie Folk, the ‘canvases’ are fashioned from vinyl MCD banners and corafoam, ready to be creatively built on by Lighthouse artists. Contextualizing artist and craft, MCD staff will work with participants to record their statements which will be accessible to the public in written and auditory formats via PenFriend.

This program is designed specially for the blind and visually impaired community. We welcome you to the LightHouse even if you are not currently involved with the organization. Please reach out to MCD Programs Manager Marie Deininger or LightHouse Adult Programs Coordinator Maia Scott for more information.

Marie Deininger |,  415-773-0303 ext. 310

Maia Scott |

11:00: AM–1:00 PM | LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market St, 10th floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Funding for the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt programs is provided by the special interest license plate featuring the image of Snoopy, with permission and support from Peanuts Worldwide (Section 5169 of the Vehicle Code) for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Additional support for MakeArt is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in MCD’s programs do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


June 6
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Market Street
San Francisco, California 94103 United States
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