Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing

Zachary Gadams

On April 18th Fresno Unified hosted a drive-by art show in downtown Fresno. It featured yarn bombing sculptures at several different locations available for the public to visit. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that involves decorating objects or structures in public places with knitted or crocheted material.  

The art show contained participants from Bullard, Sunnyside, and Roosevelt High School, and showcased the collective effort of 264 students. The goal was to raise awareness for the homeless in the Fresno community. The schools have been in contact with the Beautify Fresno team to create a positive impact on the community.  

Students began working on pieces all the way back in December. Tree trunks, light poles, railing, and other objects have all been yarn bombed. Additionally, numerous hats, scarves, and blankets have been created, and were donated to the Poverello House, a Fresno homeless shelter, at the end of the exhibit. If you missed the show, you can follow @yarn264 on Instagram and Tik Tok to see some of the pieces.