Arlington Art Truck | Laure Drogoul FROM OUR WAIST TO WASTE: Is Fashion Sustainable (?)

By Editorial Team on March 28, 2022

Sat, 02 April 2022 - Sun, 22 May 2022

Courtesy of Arlington Art Truck.

The schedule is as follows- more dates will be announced on the webpage and Instagram @arttruckarlington.

  • Saturday, April 2 – 9-noon –Arlington Farmers Market, North Uhle & 14th Street N., Courthouse Metro
  • Sunday, April 10 – 9-1pm – Columbia Pike Farmer’s Market, 2820 Columbia Pike
  • Saturday, April 16 – 8-noon (7-1pm working time), Lubber Run Farmers Market, 4401 N Henderson Road
  • Sunday, April 24 – noon-5pm — Langston Boulevard Alliance’s Earth Day Every Day event, in front of Lee Heights Shops, 4500-4550 Langston Blvd
  • Saturday, April 30 – 8-noon, (7-1pm working time), Cherrydale Farmers Market, Dorothy Hamm Middle School, 4100 Vacation Lane
  • Wednesday, May 11 — 4-8pm — Clarendon Music by the Metro, Clarendon Central Park, 3140 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Metro
  • Friday May 20 — 6:30-9am – Bike to Work Day, Gateway Park,1300 Langston Blvd. , Rosslyn Metro
  • Sunday, May 22 – 9am-1pm – Fairlington Farmers Market, 3308 S Stafford Street

Art Truck presents interdisciplinary artist Laure Drogoul exploring clothing from construction to re-use. Browse the Sculptural Tent of Clothes; Watch as staff sew on new logo patches & save the County thousands in new uniforms; A Free Risograph-printed Zine stitches the story together!

Have you ever wondered about how our decisions about fashion, clothing and textile purchases have affected our environment and community and what we can do about it? The latest installation of the award-winning Arlington Art Truck tackles these questions in FROM OUR WAIST TO WASTE: Is Fashion Sustainable (?) by artist Laure Drogoul, April 2 through May 22, 2022, at numerous activations throughout Arlington. See webpage for full schedule.

Learn about the history of American clothing as it relates to fashion, costume, cultural identity, garment construction, and textile waste. Browse the Artist’s sculptural tent made of deconstructed garments that range in time period, style, and material. Each garment has a label with information about its’ historical context. Arlington Art Truck staff will model garments and answer questions about sustainability and fashion. Additionally, pick up a free Risograph-printed zine, created by the artist, which provides “close the loop” recycling solutions for discarded garments and textiles.

This project is organized by the Arlington Art Truck, a program of Arlington Arts. Our Community Partner for this project is Arlington Cultural Affairs’ Textile Studio which, in a collaboration with the Solid Waste Bureau, will be sewing new County logo patches over our old logo on staff issued work clothes, rather than throwing out perfectly good uniforms. It’s a great demonstration of simple cost-effective solutions that reduce waste.  They will also be available to solicit ideas for the Textile Studio and answer your questions.

Launching to acclaim in 2018 with a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arlington Art Truck was a finalist for Americans for the Arts’ 2019 Gard Award for Arts and Community Life.  The Arlington Art Truck embodies the Arlington Arts mission to revolutionize the traditional model of an arts venue. Packed with digital and traditional creative tools, the “Truck” is a curated mobile toolbox for artists. From April through October, three artists-in-residence hit the streets engaging the public in art projects which are designed to blur the line between participant and presenter.

About the Artist:
Laure Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and maintains a studio in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Laure’s work embraces humor and play by inviting the viewer to be an active participant. She is engaged in developing strategies that emphasize people’s relationships to each other and in fostering a deeper understanding of our shared world. Laure’s project for the Arlington Art Truck is a tactile information hub about fashion sustainability that invites the viewer to consider possible solutions to the ever-growing global environmental crisis.

About the Community Partner
A program of Arlington Arts, The Textile Studio is a pop-up makerspace with a focus on recycling and reuse of fabrics and clothing and will offer workshops on sewing techniques to enable sewers to learn about the reuse of existing garments and how to create new ones.

Arlington Cultural Affairs is a division of Arlington Economic Development which delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create, support, and promote the arts, connecting artists and community to reflect the diversity of Arlington. We do this by: providing material support to artists and arts organizations in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and presenting high quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.