Who wants to party? Mobile artwork 'Blue House' hosts celebration for energy conservation

"There's No Place Like Home," also known as the Blue House, is coming to a neighborhood near you.

The 13-foot-tall Victorian house, created by Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders, will roam the streets of Seattle on an alternative energy truck to deliver messages of energy conservation and sustainability. The first stop on the tour will be Jefferson Park on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All performances are free.

Neare created the 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.

"As I was creating "There's No Place Like Home," I was thinking about the values of stewardship, nurturance, and care for our homes and planet," Neare said.

Neare's Theatrical Wonders is known for creating site-based, participatory outdoor performances that involve hundreds of performers, huge mobile sets, larger-than-life costumes, and live orchestra and dance. This year, she received the Mayor's Arts Award for her performances.

"Lucia's project enables us to communicate with a wide group of people about how Community Power Works can help them to make their homes energy efficient," said Joshua Curtis, Community Power Works program manager.

The housewarming party will host several tours through Seattle neighborhoods and other performances including Nov. 24 for Seattle Center's Winterfest and Dec. 8 for the Greenlake Festival of Lights. Specific dates, times and locations can be found at www.bluehouseseattle.org. Keep up with the Blue House at facebook.com/BlueHouseSeattle and on Twitter @BlueHouseSEA.

Photo: facebook.com/BlueHouseSeattle

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