For Immediate Release | December 14, 2022
Avon Seeking Artists for Third Annual Art Around Avon Program
– The Town of Avon released two separate and distinct Call For Sculpture Artists / Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for multiple artists to apply for the third annual Art Around Avon Program
to promote the display of visual sculpture art throughout the Town of Avon community for the benefit of residents and visitors.
“Due to the significance and prominent location of the sculpture selected for round about #4 (Town Center) on Avon Road, we’ve decided to do a separate call out for this location in the Art Around Avon Program
,” stated Danita Dempsey, Culture, Arts & Special Events Manager for the Town of Avon. Interested applicants for either the Town Center location or other locations, can find information and links
to apply through March 26, 2023.
The third annual Art Around Avon program’s goal is to select up to twenty-six (26) visual sculpture art pieces for installation in pre-determined outdoor spaces in early June 2023. The selected artist’s work will be on exhibition in an outdoor location for up to twenty-four (24) months during which time the artist may make the work available for sale.
The enhancement of public places by integrating the creative work of artists improves the pedestrian experience and promotes vibrancy, creativity and livelihood in the community. The presence of and access to public art enlivens public areas and their grounds and makes them more welcoming. It creates a deeper interaction with the places where we live, work, and visit. Public art illuminates the diversity and history of a community, and points to its aspirations for the future.
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