Just down West Lincolnway, in a lot next to West Edge Collective, an urban garden is growing from nothing but creativity and hard work.
Cheyenne Makers + Creatives started a Vertical Art Garden in April as a means of remaining connected with its members after not being able to host events, and the space has grown to a three-tower installation that founding member Michael Launer said continues to expand, thanks to participation from both collective creatives and the rest of the community.
“The idea was to come up with something people could do on their own and we’d add to it,” Launer said. “Anyone can participate as long as they’re making something creative, and they drop it off with us and then we assemble it.”
The process is simple: Grab a paint can (or any can, really), decorate it however you’d like, then drop it off at West Edge Collective. You don’t need to include your name or identify yourself in any way; you just have to be willing to part with your creation so it can be added to the outdoor exhibit.