Every year Enough Pie, a nonprofit whose goal is to connect and empower the community in Charleston's Upper Peninsula, hosts an Awakening to shine light on an issue in the Charleston area. This year's Awakening V: King Tide focuses on rising tides and flooding streets — an issue we're sure you're familiar with, if you've ever driven through downtown Charleston. The whole "awakening" takes place with the help of over 65 artists, scientists, schools, nonprofits, and thought leaders through large-scale art installations and events, April 29-May 26.
These events are free and open to the public — but Enough Pie needs your help to make the King Tide project a reality. Now through April 3, you can donate to the project's online fundraiser, which will help fund the installations and event programming.
That's not the only way you can help the project: Every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. join Enough Pie at St. Julian Devine Center for a collaborative knitting/crocheting project, Wave of Hope, that, when complete, will illustrate what sea level rise will look like in 2100 (predicted two feet higher if we take action, seven if we do not).
As for the rest of the month-long series of events? Charlestonians can look forward to a 100 foot all-weather banner at the Joseph Floyd Manor. The batik artwork, created by Mary Edna Fraser, will feature bold messages that shed light on sea level rise. There are also plans for a project, And Yet it Grows, a large sculpture constructed using materials found during a series of New Market Tidal Creek clean up days, created by Kim Thomas with support from Buist Academy students. And at the Martin Luther King, Jr. pool a group of artists will create large exterior murals of sea life that also incorporate teaching moments about bleached coral and plastics.
Stay tuned for more info on the schedule of events, which kick off on April 29 with the People's Climate CHS sister march at 10 a.m., location TBD.