The Red Thread Project® “Dance of Hats” will take place at Laumeier Sculpture Park on November 3rd (Rain date: November 4th) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, led by artist Lindsey Obermeyer. Students in 7 regional elementary schools have learned a simple knitting technique to create colorful hats through the Red Thread Project®. During the “Dance of Hats”, students will then wear their hats, connected by a 1/2 mile long red thread, and dance in unison in front of a 65 ft tall sculpture, “The Way”.
The Red Thread Project®, a creation of artist Lindsay Obermeyer, is based on a Chinese proverb that describes how an invisible red thread connects us all.
Afterwards, the hats are disconnected and donated to local charities chosen by the participating students. In collaboration with Springboard, this project was funded by the Missouri Arts Council, the Arts and Education Council, and the Regional Arts Commission.
We invite you to join us at the Dance of Hats! Please call (314) 289-4120 with any questions.