Adopt a Fence/Sponsor a Shag. That's the name of a great community-minded art project by local artist Kathryn Pannepacker. With your donation of any amount, she creates colorful textile artworks ("shags") to grace sections of chain-link fence around neglected lots in the city. It's a win/win for artist, community, and you, the patron. She also makes individual hand-hooked pieces for sale, like the Sun/Star series. To buy (and to learn more):

- John Timpane