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October 21, 2023    
12:00 pm


Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

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We All Have a Story to Tell – Laundry Day Visual Storytelling Workshop

Date: Saturday October 21st, 2023  Time: noon-2pm


Open Works 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202


Some of us live much of our lives feeling invisible–unseen and unheard.

Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art project that responds to the silencing of women* by creating and holding space for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling.

Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, to listen, to be heard, to feel love and the understanding that resists hate and injustice. All are welcome and no prior art skills are required.

Artist, Educator, and Creator of Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, Andrea Downs will provide art making materials and lead the workshop by creating a brave, supportive, loving, and safe space for all to create pieces of visual storytelling. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring a personal article of clothing or other textile to use as the “base layer” for their story. If you feel any hesitations, Andrea will help you to correct the voice in your head that says your story is not important to share.

Connect with the project at and IG @womenslaundry before the workshop where you will become a part of the ever-growing collection of more than 400 women’s stories. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations in the Baltimore community and beyond.

*Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, ability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.