A Collaborative, Creative, Community Project

NOTE: Due to the virus, dates may change. Please follow us on Facebook for updates as we brave these testing days. We will get through this. We will help each other. Hopefully, we will meet the best of ourselves in these challenging times. Email or message for a muslin panel until the library is reopen.

This is a great project to participate in, especially if we are still living in isolation.

A Collaborative, Creative, Community Project

As a community, often our ideas align. But, just as often, we can differ greatly. Yet, we manage to find a cohesive voice that enables us to grow and prosper. We plan, we build, we live, and we play. We laugh and we cry. We celebrate births and share our sorrow in death. We fall in and out of love. We compete and we support. We dance and sometimes we sit quietly. This is life. This is life around the world.

But, to all of us, we have a special connection through our community. What happens here affects all of us. Our personal stories are created here. Community is the backdrop for our life narrative. Is your story a legend, a fairytale, a comedy or a drama? What picture does it paint?

COMMUNITY TAPESTRY is a project is to creatively express our feelings about Community and ourselves. Each of us serves as a thread to the fabric that exists as the whole. What does Home mean to you? How are you connected and how do you contribute to Community? What should people know about you?

How to participate:

WRITE – Do you love to write? Submit your poetry, haiku, essay or monologue. Talk about what you love, what scares you, what makes you angry…  (writing prompts available on FB – Community Tapestry NEPA)

MUSIC – Visit our Facebook page and let some of the writings inspire an original piece of music. Write your own lyrics or partner with a friend(s). Do you play? Do you compose? Let music be your voice.


ART – We are collecting a series of panels for a collective art installation. Panels are 5.75 – 6.5 feet long, 2.5 – 3.5 feet wide and includes a 3” hem along the top. Panels are available at the Hawley Library, 103 Main Street, Hawley, PA. $10 requested donation for panels. Or, Artists may create their own panels. Panels are made of fabric. (You may attach or include other materials. These panels will hang outdoors for 10 days.) Maximum weight 5lbs.  ALL PANELS MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 13, 2020 and delivered to The Hawley Library.

PERFORM – Dancers are invited to express your creativity. Actors are invited to perform your monologues – Performances will be scheduled mid-May. Contact us through FB or email:

VOLUNTEER – We need volunteers to help bring this project to life. If you don’t want to create, find a way to participate. Contact us through FB or email:

SPONSOR – There’s no funding for this project. It’s an idea that grew from conversation. Any financial support to help underwrite this project is most welcome.

Art Installation in Bingham Park, Hawley – May 21st through May 31st.

Designs that are of a religious, sexually specific, negatively political, or racially denigrating nature will not be accepted. Use of corporate logos and trademarks is not permitted. Community Tapestry NEPA reserves the right to decline use of any submission deemed unsuitable.

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