A movement powered by the Annex, inspired by a unique form of guerilla street art, proved that even a few knits and crochets can enliven the community around us in a beautiful, non-destructive fashion.

Graffiti makes a permanent statement, yarn bombing makes an impactful one.


Our neighbors at Wells Community Academy needed funding for creative arts programs, so this past spring, we did what Chicago didn’t and did something about it. Thanks to a few students, artists and community volunteers, we hosted after-school workshops in preparation of dropping a few yarnbombs for education.


The prospect of thread and needle came through for the potential of the students at Wells High. Our final #Yarnstallation event raised $9,000+ for their visual and theater arts programs and brought a little more attention to the ridiculous epidemic of underfunded inner-city schools.