Starting June, 20


The Pompom Project: Power in Practice

Join artist Katie Ruiz to make colorful yarn pom poms for an upcoming public art project!

Ruiz’s Pompom project combines simple craft practices and humble materials to produce powerful results. Through the communal act of making, people—strangers—come together to work toward a common goal.

This is an amazing opportunity for our diverse community members to engage in a collaborative creative process that is both meditative and joyful.

Come hang out, make new friends, and help us create pom poms that will form part of a large-scale Creative City installation, displayed at the Civic Center Concourse later this summer to celebrate Creative City.

Check out the calendar of events below:

Tuesday, June 20 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Soap Factory

Wednesday, June 21 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Light Box Theater

Wednesday, June 21 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ocean Air Recreation Center

Thursday, June 22 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
City Heights Performance Annex

Thursday, June 22 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mission Trails Visitor Center

Tueday, July 25 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
San Ysidro Branch Library

Wednesday, July 26 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bread & Salt

Wednesday, July 26 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mira Mesa Recreation Center

Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library

Saturday, July 29 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Malcolm X Branch Library

About Katie Ruiz

Katie Ruiz (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary Chicana artist, making work in painting and fiber sculpture. She is most well known for her blanket series in which she portrays couples standing or lying under colorful Mexican blankets. Geometric patterns and bright colors are reiterated throughout her work. She is also known for her activism work with refugees, The Pompom Project, and children’s book Brian the Wildflower. Ruiz has a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art from Northern Arizona University and a Masters degree of Fine Art from The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture in NYC.