Athens Lantern Project

Athens Lantern Project at the Lyndon House, on Thursday, December 16th, 2021. 5-7 PM 

Join us in welcoming the cold winter nights! The Athens Lantern Project, led by Abigail West, is a free pop-up workshop making lanterns from reclaimed materials. Abigail guides participants through constructing their own lantern from hard-to-recycle materials like bubble wrap, plastic grain bags, and silver mylar packaging. Instructions & templates are provided, but we embrace all creative interpretations of the lantern! All supplies and materials are provided.

Abigail West is an Athens-based artist who salvages and transforms “trash” into beautiful, functional works of art, which she sells online and at markets. She also runs the Teacher Reuse Store for Athens-Clarke County, which is essentially a free thrift store for teachers — now also open biweekly to students, artists, social/medical workers, & nonprofits.

The Athens Lantern Project is made possible by an Arts and Community Resilience grant awarded by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and Athens-Clarke County.

Check out this YouTube video of Abigail making one style of trash lantern: HERE

For more information please call 706 613 3623.  This event is free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.