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Dream Boulder invites you to help design Boulder's new civic area this Saturday

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If you dream it, Boulder just might build it -- that's what EcoArts Connections and the city of Boulder want the public to know about it's new Civic Area Project. This Saturday, August 4 at Boulder's Central Park, anyone is invited to come and share ideas about what the park space should entail. Leading the creative charge will be artists like Michelle Ellsworth and Max Bernstein and Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, who all bring their video and physical installations to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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"We're inviting people of all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, ideas and opinions to share what they think the civic heart of Boulder should be," says Marda Kirn, Executive Director of EcoArts Connections. "The whole idea of it is just to get people thinking, get them to blossom out of their complacency,"

EcoArts Connections -- a local organization that works to be the bridge between the public, art, science, and other disciplines, and the world around them -- is collaborating with the city of Boulder to engage people in the design process of shared space. The hope is to take the information gathered from the chorus of voices and map out a new civic area between 9th Avenue and 17th Street and Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard.

Beginning at 10 a.m. collaborative artists Melanie Walker and George Peters will be erecting their Dream Boulder Village, an installation of fifteen foot high screen-houses. Sharing information on what civic centers around the world look like, the project encourages adults and kids alike to write and draw their thoughts on Boulder's potential heart.

Around noon, performance artist Michelle Ellsworth and media artist Max Bernstein will be creating a combined live action and interactive video experience that will walk watchers through Boulder's imagined past. From Prehistoric to Victorian times, the artists will question and dream up what the city could have looked like if there was no input from the public.

Dream Boulder goes down at the Southwest corner of Central Park in Boulder (just West of the Farmer's Market) this Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Civic Area Project, visit the City of Boulder's website or check out EcoArts Connections.

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