Art = Action

Vote Tree powers dynamic, non-partisan, exclusively positive art/music activations that are deeply engaging, catnip Instagrammable, and off-the-charts IMPACTFUL (with the data to back it up).

Activation featured on Showtime’s Season 6 Premiere of The Circus. Credit: Cultural Gorilla @CulturalGorilla 

2022 Warnock v. Walker Senate Runoff

Runoff to Election Day • Dec 6

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JACQUELINE VON EDELBERG
Vote Tree Founder + Ringmaster

Jacqueline von Edelberg

Jacqueline is an artist, activist, social entrepreneur, and unapologetic ‘nasty woman.’ With two decades of applying creative thinking to seemingly intractable real-world challenges, she is globally recognized for her public art on progressive issues. She’s passionate about building coalitions, glittery movements, and digital platforms that drive civic engagement and create systemic change. 

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Jacqueline most recent effort was the Highland Park Art Memorial honoring the victims of the July 4th shooting.

The work recieved international praise, including features in USAToday and HyperAllergic, and is the subject of an upcoming documentary by Emmy award winning filmaker Jon Siskel. See HPpromise.org.

Jacqueline is perhaps best known as the driving force behind the revitalization of Nettelhorst Elementary, an underutilized and under-enrolled public school in Chicago. The effort is outlined in her book, How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance. Learn more: JVE Website.

Her latest side-hustle is Scratch Out Hate, cat scratchers for social impact.

© 2022 Forever Jacqueline von Edelberg. All rights reserved.
Make no small plans. 

Atlanta


Runoff to Election Day • Dec 6th

MON NOV 28 VOTE TREE @ DAVE MATHEWS

Rev. Warnock & Dave Matthews
Come early to help create the city block-long installation!

Rev. Warnock: Souls to the Polls
Come early to help create the city block-long installation!

SUNDAY • Nov 27 • 12:30 PM
Liberty International Church Door of Hope Ministries


2020-21 Events

Georgia Delivers
Hosea Williams Mural

Georgia’s beloved civil rights leader Hosea Williams would have turned 95 on Jan 5th, the day Georgians voted in a historic Senate runoff

In the six weeks leading up to the election, an interactive, non-partisan, exclusively positive public art installation took root at Atlanta’s iconic Hosea mural.

Under the initiative, artist Fabian Williams (aka Occasional Superstar) returned to revitalize his 4-story work, creating Georgia’s first glow-in-the-dark mural.

Underneath, artists and activists created a joyful place to gather safely, decorating the site with fairy lights, handmade ornaments, and hundreds of strips of red, white, and blue fabric. Community members tied inspirational messages to the garlands and yarn-wrapped trees.

Vote Tree’s live art + music activation on Jan 3 featured local emergent artists, particularly women and underrepresented voices. In a single afternoon, artists collaborated to transform a chain-link construction fence into Dear America: A Chain-link Love Letter From Atlanta (pass it on).

The exuberant 250′ murallage was featured across news outlets and social media, including Raphael Warnock’s Instagram post the day before the election and the opening frames of the Season 6 premiere of Showtime’s The Circus.

The piece isn’t the point. The point is the process.

Thanks to the collective might of our partners, efforts to increase early voter and absentee vote numbers made all the difference. Vote Tree’s digital messaging, instant registration QR site signage and guerrilla-style ‘artvasing’ tactics delivered dramatic and measurable impact. When all the dust settled, our creative GOTV effort helped Block Power deliver 24.4K Georgians to the polls.

Find the glow-in-the-dark Hosea Williams mural, behind the Studioplex parking lot. GPS: 22 Airline St. SE, Old Fourth Ward.

© 2020 Forever Jacqueline von Edelberg. All rights reserved.
Make no small plans. 

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