Volunteers working with artist Amanda Browder at a Sewing Day in Birmingham, AL. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.



Join us in creating the inaugural Project 1 exhibition. Learn new skills, meet interesting people and experience exciting art from around the world as a Project 1 volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sew With Us

Artist Amanda Browder will transform spaces across Grand Rapids into multi-colored textile sculptures this fall. And she needs your help. She’s calling on our community — you and me — to help her collect fabric and sew these immense striped tapestries that she’ll wrap around multiple buildings and structures throughout our city.

Work alongside Amanda at Sewing Days events this spring and summer. No sewing experience required and people of all ages and abilities are invited to join.

As a Sewing Days volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Organize fabric by color
  • Place fabric on the tables for pinning
  • Pin the fabric
  • Sew the pinned sections together
  • Maintain the sewing machines and be there if someone needs help
  • Organize the fabric as it’s sewn

Donate Fabric

We’re collecting colorful, non-stretchy fabrics in opaque materials such as cotton, rayon and velvet, as well as threads of all kinds to support the creation of Amanda’s work.

Send us your fabric remnants and bolts, or stop by Monday-Friday, 9am – 4 pm.

ArtPrize Grand Rapids
41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

More donation locations will be open soon.

More Opportunities to Come!

Stay tuned, we’ll be adding more ways to get involved as a Project 1 volunteer in the coming weeks.


Anyone can volunteer for Project 1! All you have to do is apply online and sign up for shifts here. Volunteers under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Training Resources

Stay tuned — digital volunteer training resources will be available soon.

Already signed up for a Sewing Day? Amanda and our team will walk you through the steps when you arrive for your shift.