Create an Art Float for Social Change

Would you like to help create an art float for social change with us?

We are making a parade float to engage more people to participate in democracy. Our traveling art show will reach out to youth and people of color through art, music, and technology

We will present this float on Earth Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades in Marin — and throughout California this fall, to encourage people to vote in the midterms election

This community project is created by over 60 Tam High students, parents and adult makers, led by Fabrice Florin and Geo Monley at Tam Makers

Would you like to help build this float with us? Join us every Thursday from 4 to 9pm — and every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. See our next sessions below, or check our full schedule.

Art Float Assembly/Painting                   Thu. Apr. 19 – 4-9pm Sign up
Art Float Assembly/ Rehearsal                   Sat. Apr. 21 – 10am-5pm Sign up
Earth Day: Art Float Unveiling!                   Sun. Apr. 22 – 2pm-5pm Get your FREE TICKETS!

To volunteer, sign up here and email <float@tammakers.org> before you come. We’re building the float at Tam Makers, in the Tam High wood shop, Room 416 at the top of the campus (see daytime directions — or after hours directions).

You can help in many ways: make art posters or signs, build float parts, engineer them, paint them, coordinate volunteers, perform short songs, speeches or poems, take photos and videos, promote and host our shows. This activity is free for all volunteers. Teenagers welcome! Bring your friends and family!

We’re having a great time building this float together. Take a look at our photos to see how much fun everyone is having. This community art project is a great example of why we started Tam Makers: to make cool things together, with people of all ages and backgrounds.

You’re all invited to the unveiling of the Art Float on Earth Day, April 22, 2-5pm at the Tam High School Student Center! Please RSVP and get your FREE TICKETS here!

Learn more about the Art Float on our planning page, our design spec, slides and folder — or email us at float@tammakers.org. And check this page regularly for more project updates.

Many thanks to all our volunteers for your creativity, enthusiasm and generous support! We are also very grateful to Tamalpais High School for hosting us, and to all our art, civic and educational partners, for helping create this float and present it to a diverse community.

We hope to see you soon!

Fabrice Florin
Geo Monley

Co-founders/Teachers, Tam Makers
Team Leaders, Art Float for Social Change

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ART FLOAT DESIGNS

Here are our final designs, to visualize what we are creating together. 

Our art float celebrates mother earth with a carousel of waving hands, pulled by a giant feathered serpent. Performers will tell stories of hope on a stage decorated with scenes of a better world. Large signs will invite people to speak up and vote! You can pitch ideas for social change on the podium, or have them scroll on the news ticker.

See our slides for more details

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ART FLOAT PHOTOS

Here are some recent photos of our crew in action. You can see more pictures in our photo album on Flickr.