The mobile artwork There’s No Place Like Home, also known as the Blue House, will travel to Seattle Center for Winterfest at 4 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 24 and to the Green Lake Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 8. Created by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders, the nearly 14-foot-tall Victorian house is accompanied by singing bears and gnomes delivering messages of energy conservation and sustainability. All performances are free. Specific dates, times and locations can be found at www.bluehouseseattle.org. Follow the Blue House’s adventures via Facebook and Twitter.
Neare, recipient of a 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award for her large-scale, whimsical performances, created the mobile installation to celebrate home stewardship through energy conservation in recognition of Seattle City Light and Community Power Works, the city of Seattle’s energy upgrade program.
There’s No Place Like Home is inspired by Community Power Works, a program helping homeowners and businesses save energy, often with specialized rebates, incentives and financing. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, the program complements the energy efficiency and conservation work of City Light. Community Power Works runs until June 2013 and businesses and homeowners must sign up in the next few months to take advantage of the program. The Blue House is taking its message to the streets now to encourage enrollment.
The project is funded by City Light 1% for Art funds and is administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.