Enough Pie partners with Charleston Moves, brightens up King Street crosswalks

Walk more, drive less

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Cypress and King Street crosswalk. - CONNELLY HARDAWAY
  • Connelly Hardaway
  • Cypress and King Street crosswalk.
In promo for Enough Pie's latest art-as-activism project, Awakening: Motion, the nonprofit asks, "Who owns the streets?" The answer: "We do." This year's Awakening (the sixth in Enough Pie's annual series) focuses on equality in mobility — the right of everyone to get safely and affordably from point A to point B. Public art projects, including painted crosswalks, showcase what's "possible when communities unite to create safe, connected, dignified transportation."

Maple and King Street crosswalk. - CONNELLY HARDAWAY
  • Connelly Hardaway
  • Maple and King Street crosswalk.
Enough Pie has partnered with Charleston Moves, Gotcha Bike, and the City of Charleston to present a number of public art installations including "motion sculptures" designed by Clemson School of Architecture students; "desire lines," an organic shape made from rubber tires by local artist Vassiliki Falkehag; and "xylo-play," an interactive sculpture that invites passersby to bring music through motion. The King Street crosswalk art was a project spearheaded by Charleston Moves, who set up the artists and volunteers with the support of Enough Pie.

Maple and King Street crosswalk. - CONNELLY HARDAWAY
  • Connelly Hardaway
  • Maple and King Street crosswalk.
The beauty of Enough Pie's initiative is clear — who doesn't love public art? Even today, as I snapped photos of the King Street crosswalks, I felt a pang of longing for the experience of commuting, by foot, to work every day. Then, of course, I hopped in my car, which I drive, by myself every day, and headed to the office. Public art and city-wide initiatives are awesome, but we've got to meet them halfway. Only time will tell if the colorful crosswalks got someone out of their car and into their walking shoes.

Ill Vibe the Tribe created "Deeply Rooted" on Poplar Street as part of Enough Pie's latest project. - PROVIDED
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  • Ill Vibe the Tribe created "Deeply Rooted" on Poplar Street as part of Enough Pie's latest project.
Check out more of Enough Pie's Awakening: Motion projects online and stay tuned for more info about events starting on May 1.




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