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Thursday
Jun152017

TEKVENTURE ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY FLOAT BUILD FOR 3 RIVERS PARADE

In the tradition of the Phoenix Bird arising from the ashes of its past, TekVenture invites adults, kids
and families to assist in constructing the TekVenture float for the July 8 Three Rivers Parade.
Responding to Three Rivers Festival calls for more floats, TekVenture makers are creating a
twelve-foot tall Phoenix bird rolling sculpture that opens its wings. Designed by artist Beth Collier
and members of TekVenture's workshop masters and members, the float will be constructed of
parts made by each of the workshop areas in TekVenture's new facility at 1550 Griffin Street in
River City.
Join the fun of assembling the Phoenix Sculpture by helping make the parts at TekVenture Friday
16 th June through Saturday 24 th June between Noon and 8 PM on most days. Participants will help
construct at nine “stations” for tracing, cutting, edge burning, sewing, feather stuffing, velcro-ing,
stapling flames and other assembly tasks. Check the TekVenture Facebook page for details of actual working times. There is no cost to participate in the float build. Participants will be able to tour TekVenture facilities and consider becoming individual, student or family members for extended access to tools, workshops and programs.