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“06880”‘s New Project: Send Us Your Art!

Westport has always loved the arts.

Now — as the coronavirus swirls all around — a group of local artists has an idea: Everyone in town can use this time creatively.

And “06880” will showcase your work.

This is not a contest. It’s just a way to use art as a response to our difficult situation.

And to share it with 15,000 others.

It doesn’t matter how old (or young) you are. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a brush, crayon or camera in your life. You don’t have to be an experienced painter, sketcher or collagist. You can work together, or with your family or anyone else you’re self-isolating with

All you need is an idea and a way to express it. Serenity, love, calm, separation, friends, solitude, fear, hope — whatever you’re thinking or feeling, get to work!

You sure as heck have the time to do it.

Elizabeth DeVoll came up with this concept. See how easy it is to create art!

Amateur (and professional) efforts are welcome, in all media: paint, photography, pastel, drawing, digital, cartoons, even doodles. You name it, “06880” wants it.

Just email a JPEG image of your piece to dwoog@optonline.net, with your name. Include your age, and any other info — how you created it, what you were thinking, whatever — if you’d like.

Every Saturday, I’ll post as many images as I can. I’ll do it every Saturday until there’s no more art to share.

And if you’ve got a clever name for this ongoing project, click “Comments” below. Coming up with a good title is an art of its own.