COLUMBIA — Artrageous Fridays is trying something new.
This Friday will feature a "guerrilla art" theme: temporary and unique art located around downtown Columbia.
To participate, Amy Company, a sixth-grade art teacher at Smithton Middle School, created art made of plastic water bottles with her class. She said she got the idea from treehugger.com.
On that website, she spotted a work of art that MSLK, a marketing and design agency, made as part of its Watershed project, an eco-installation to help the public visualize the effects of water bottle consumption. Company contacted them and asked permission to recreate the project. She said the agency recognized the class for its version on MSLK blog.
"When I saw (Artrageous Fridays) was right next to Earth Day I thought it would be the perfect combination," Company said.
Artrageous Fridays is a quarterly event that is open and free to the community. It is a self-guided art crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays that displays the diverse artistic features of the city, according to its website.