Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Beautify the Burg"

Announcing Fredericksburg's First Public Art Project
“Beautify the Burg”

Call for Entries

Open to all artists, working in acrylic, oil or mixed media.

The Fredericksburg Arts Commission, in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development, has initiated a Public Art Program.  Grants are offered through JumpstArt. Funds provided by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will help underwrite art projects that can be enjoyed by the public in the City of Fredericksburg .

The first grant under this program has been awarded to the Downtown Retail Marketing (DRMI) for a painted fence project.  The fence, located on the 800 block of Caroline Street between Bangkok Cafe’ and Wally’s Ice Cream Shop, is owned by James Nikitakis.

This project seeks to showcase the fine art of Fredericksburg .  Six artists will be selected to paint the fence panels.  A $1000 honorarium will be paid to each artist chosen.

The application deadline is May 10, 2010
Completion deadline is June 21, 2010

Applications and prospectus may be found:


                                              The Richard Johnston Inn
                                                    711 Caroline Street
                                               Fredericksburg , VA 22401

                                                     Art First Gallery
                                                   824 Caroline Street
                                               Fredericksburg , VA 22401

Contact person: Pat Thalman

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