Congratulations to 5×7 Underground for being selected as the #HeyWestminster grant recipient for April 2021.

5×7 Underground, the April 2021 Hey Westminster! grant recipient. Photo credit: Jenna Shriver.

A community of local artists, 5×7 Underground meets regularly to talk about and produce art, with a common theme for each gathering.

5×7 Underground will use their $1,000 grant to fund their community art initiative, #DrawWestminster5x7, slated to begin in summer 2021. Each week, 5×7 Underground will provide a drawing prompt “to encourage the Westminster community to observe, draw, experience, and share” the things that make our our town “a great place to live, work, and play.”

During the 14-weeks of the initiative, from June 5th to September 4th, community members will be encouraged to post their drawings to social media using the hashtag #DrawWestminster5x7.

5×7 Underground will use funds from their Hey Westminster! grant to purchase and give away 100 sketchbooks during the 2021 Carroll County Arts Council Art in the Park on June 5th. Visit the 5×7 Underground website for more information on how to receive your sketchbook.

Congratulations to the 5×7 Underground, and thank you for helping to make Westminster Awesome!