SAINT PAUL (Aug 4, 2018)
Do you have a favorite State Fair story? Something memorable? Something emotional? A love story? A funny fair story?
On Read & Ride Day, Wednesday, August 29, from 9–5 p.m. at Dan Patch Park, Storymobile will collect State Fair stories through film and/or audio
in partnership with Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). Dan Patch Park is in front of the Grandstand just west of the bridge.
Storymobile 2.0, a moveable art space that makes it easy for people to share, display, and preserve stories, was designed by artist Roger Cummings. Construction of the vehicle was made possible by supporters of the Saint Paul Almanac and an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Driven by a solar-powered electric-assist bike, Storymobile 2.0 is a hand-built engagement space decked out with iPads and audio recorders. Writers, filmmakers, and audiomakers will be present to help people share their stories and their songs—what is important to them.
“Storymobile is a mobile unit for community engagement,” says Storymobile director Melvin Giles. “People love to share their stories—by video, by writing it down, or by audio. It is collecting history and is a way to share about ourselves and our community. We learn from each other when we share.”
Stories collected will be archived at the Saint Paul Almanac and shared with MELSA and the State Fair.
Come talk story at the fair!