I learned about this fun little shareable project via the San Pancho Art Collective. Fred Alvarado (above) wears a lot of hats: he’s is completing his Graduate Degree in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts, works for the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center in San Francisco’s Mission District, teaches at McKinley Elementary School, and he’s exhibited his work in many places. His newest project: The “STICK EM UP" Sticker Club:
In “STICK EM UP”, people of all ages and all different backgrounds are encouraged to join as Members. The requirements: Make three stickers everytime you meetup – the first to keep for yourself, a second to trade with someone else in the club, and a third for “STICK EM UP” to keep for documentation.
The idea is that members install their stickers anywhere they would like, and then take a photo and list the described location in order to document and map. The sticker club takes field trips to places where communities do not have creative outlets, and sets up shop – encouraging people and helping them develop their ideas into stickers. In essence, the “STICK EM UP” sticker club is a public art program that encourages participation from everyday people.