Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Call to Artists! Broad Avenue DIY Sculpture Garden 19-20 NOV 10

Site and Project Descriptions:
The Historic Broad Business Association and Livable Memphis are offering artists the opportunity to create a DIY Sculpture Garden.  The Sculpture Garden will be open to the public and a featured exhibit during the “A New Face for an Old Broad” event on November 19 and 20.

The Sculpture Garden will be located in a secure area on Broad Avenue between Bingham and Collins.  The area is a fenced yard, but is accessible to the public from the street.   The event is expected to draw between 3,000 – 5,000 people over the two days. 

Memphians can see and enjoy the future when the Historic Broad Business Association and Livable Memphis bring their vision for the arts district and livable communities into existence for these two days.

To create an urban facelift, the current artist studios, galleries and restaurants will be joined by additional retail, food, art and activities that will be housed in the current vacant buildings along Broad Avenue.  In addition, bike lanes and greenscapes will magically appear when the street is temporarily repainted and planted for the event.  The purpose of the event is to create a 'Main Street' design that encourages bike and pedestrian traffic – thus being a role model for those seeking to create more livable neighborhoods.

Scope of Work:
The sculpture must be appropriate for all ages and able to be safely displayed outside in various weather conditions.  Artists may decorate their immediate area as they desire, list their sculpture for sale and be present during the event to solicit commission work.  Artists may exhibit a piece of sculpture from their current portfolio or create something new.  Given the nature of the event, sculpture that complements the themes of the event (biking and walking communities) will be given premium positioning and might be used in publicity for the event – with credit given to the artist.

The artist is responsible for the installation of the sculpture on Thursday, November 18 (3 – 7 pm) or Friday, November 19 (9am – noon).  Artists may pick up their respective sculpture on Sunday, November 21 (10am – 2pm).  Neither the Historic Broad Business Association nor Livable Memphis assumes any responsibility for theft or damage to the sculpture during the event.  However, please note that the DIY Sculpture Garden will be locked after hours. 

Deadline: 4P Friday 05 November 2010
Eligibility: Open

Please submit the following:
• DIGITAL image(s) of the sculpture you will place in the garden during the event. 
• Image identification sheet with name of piece, materials and retail price (if you want to list the sculpture for sale).

Email to:
Subject – sculpture park

For more information contact:
Pat Brown, Historic Broad Business Association

All requests to participate must be received by 4P Friday 05 November 2010.

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