Creativity Challenge

Face Masks For Baldwin City: The Back Story and Building Capacity

Face Masks For Baldwin City: The Back Story and Building Capacity

In late March, Mendy Gilliland’s Facebook post of her and her family’s face mask making served as an inspiration. As the Board and I reflected on how the Lumberyard Arts Center could fill a need in the Baldwin City community during this public health care crisis, an idea materialized. Due to COVID-19, our building is a quiet vacancy. Could we serve as a mask making facility– a place to create and innovate face masks? At first, the idea was to create sewing stations…