Creamer’s Field celebrates Earth Day with a poetry and art walk

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Creamer’s Field is hosting a poetry and art walk to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Creamer's Field will host a variety of events celebrating Earth Day over the coming week. (Alex Bengel/KTVF)

The event features more than 30 pieces of poetry and art contributed by members of the Fairbanks community and beyond. The work is posted and hung along trails throughout the area, and will remain until Sunday, May 3rd.

Although flooding has made some trails difficult to access, many visitors to the park have been undeterred. Susan Grace, an organizer for the event, said, “There are so many people out here every day. I’m amazed. I used to work here and there were constantly people out here 24 hours a day, people walking in the evening, in the summer. And this spring has been no different.”

Grace recalled watching a mother with her two children hiking through knee deep water.

Many works are visible along Creamer Lane, which has not experienced flooding and is accessible by car and by walking.

“I think it’s really important, when we celebrate Earth Day, to be outside and celebrate the spring and watch spring unfold, and there’s no better place to do it than Creamer’s Field,” Grace said.

Creamer’s Field is hosting a variety of events over the next week, including a virtual March on Saturday. those interested in learning more about the events being hosted can find more information at https://friendsofcreamersfield.org.

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