January 19, 2009

Artists, sponsors sought for summer art project

Artist design proposal packets are available for Downtown’s 2009 public art event which will feature a variety of Adirondack chairs. The artfully decorated Adirondack chairs will adorn the streets of Downtown Racine throughout the summer.

The chairs will be displayed Downtown starting in early June, and auctioned off in September.

Sponsors are also being sought.

All artist design proposals must be submitted to the Downtown Racine Corporation by Friday, Feb. 27. A panel of judges will review all of the designs that have been submitted. Artists selected will be notified and told where and when they can pick up their wooden Adirondack chair.

Artists will be awarded a $100 stipend to cover some of their costs, and the “Best of Show” winner will receive $2,000; second place $1,000; and third $500. The winners will be announced and awards presented in the fall at the Public Art Auction.

Artist design proposal packets are available at the Downtown Racine Corporation office, 425 Main St., or can be downloaded. For more information, call the DRC at 262-634-6002.

Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor these chairs, for $375. Sponsorships are tax-deductible and the sponsor’s name will be displayed on the chair they sponsor.

Sponsorship forms are available at the DRC or online.

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