Last weekend Downtown Silver Spring, MD kicked off the holiday season with a Street Party and the lighting of the Positivi-Tree. We can all use some encouragement and positivity, wouldn't you agree?
The Positivi-Tree on Fountain Plaza is likely not one that you have seen before. Artists Jon Taylor and Karl Unnasch created a 35-foot tall art installation out of (colorful and patterned) umbrellas complete with a light show. If you are planning on seeing it, I encourage you to stop by in the evening. On Saturday the art installation drew quite the crowd - rightly so.
The umbrellas represent "protection, safety and inclusion" - a thoughtful reminder and timely, too. Next to the Positivi-Tree are 2 chalkboards inviting visitors to spread some love and positivity: This Season I Will.. and I Will Share My Umbrella With..
My daughters added that they would give shelter to those who need support the most and to have courage and be kind.