To observe the “Housing for All” message of World Habitat Day, held the first Monday in October, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County (Habitat) began a program in 2015 titled The Door Project. Now in its 6th year, the project evolved to what is now called Expressive Doors & Windows and attracts over a dozen artists contributing visual masterpieces, and event sponsor Alpine Bank, to bring awareness of this important day that reminds us “everyone deserves a decent place to live”.
Because the door symbolizes the stability of Home, and the window its tranquility, local artists eagerly participate by selecting a door from our Habitat ReStore to use as their canvas. Each artist then visually expresses their intention of the door to home with the underlying message of World Habitat Day to make “Housing for All” a reality.
The public is invited to view this years Expressive Doors & Windows in observance of World Habitat Day, on display at Habitat ReStore (2936 North Avenue) from Tuesday, September 22nd through Saturday, October 10th (except Sundays and Mondays). The public is also encouraged to participate in the programs fundraiser auction, or consider volunteering, to support Habitat’s efforts in bringing safe, decent affordable housing to hardworking, low income families in our community. Because a home builds stability, brighter futures and stronger communities for all.
More about World Habitat Day and Habitat for Humanity: It’s been 3 decades since the United Nations General Assembly announced to the world that it is a human right to have a decent place to live. So it was that they created the most important holiday for those without decent homes, World Habitat Day. Habitat for Humanity works side by side with their global and affiliate partners to help build homes for people in need, and encourage people to work towards a better future for themselves and the world.