Annual Public Art Display
October 5, 2018-March 15, 2019
Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in warmth and support, teams and individual fabric artists lovingly created tree sweaters for 36 downtown Bloomington trees. Each beautiful tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping us provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence.
Sweaters help publicize our 24/7 Help & Crisis Line: 812.336.0846.
Enter our social media photo contest and win tickets to Middle Way House’s Spring 2019 luncheon!
Take photos of yourself and your friends with every wrapped tree, post them to social media using #WrapSurvivorsInLove, and tag us (@middlewayhouse). We’ll contact and announce the winners in March!
Click on the image below to view a list and
map of each tree sweater location!
On October 5, 2018, Middle Way House staff and supporters (including local fabric artists, tree sponsors, and special guests), gathered around the Middle Way House tree on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to celebrate the opening of Wrapped in Love, our annual public art display of tree sweaters to raise awareness and funds for services to support and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.
Left: Executive Director, Debra Morrow, speaking at the event, as board member, Christopher DeYoung looks on and claps in background
Right: Fabric artists Kathy Glibert, Susie McLaughlin, Suzann Owen, and Katherine Devich hold yarn in preparation for yarn-cutting.
Left: Mayor John Hamilton issues a Mayoral Proclamation in honor of Wrapped in Love
Right: Executive Director, Debra Morrow, cuts yarn with sponsor Chris Walls and fabric artists Peggy Brown and Marianna Brough in background
Video of Yarn-Cutting Ceremony:
Please enjoy and share this lovely video,of the wrapped in love yarn-cutting ceremony, filmed long-time Middle Way House volunteer Duane Busick.