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Burlington seeks local writers and artists for Beachway public art signs

Burlington seeks local writers and artists for Beachway public art signs

The Burlington public art program is presenting a series of temporary public art signs at the Beachway for the annual Culture Days celebration. Approximately 10 writers and 10 visual artists are needed to create artwork that will be displayed on temporary signs along the Beachway’s multi-use path. This project will give path users a safe, accessible way to enjoy art and to learn more about writers and artists in our community.

This call is open to Burlington-based writers and artists and all art forms that can be presented in a sign format. This includes, but is not limited to: visual art, graphic art, photography, poetry, short story, non-fiction, etc. Submissions are due Aug. 2 and may be from existing or newly created work.

About Culture Days

This year, Culture Days will feature three weeks of arts and culture experiences outdoors, indoors and online from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. The theme for the 2022 Culture Days is Re-emergence. Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture — and so is Culture Days!

Artists submitting proposals for the Temporary Public Art Sign project should take into account the re-emergence theme.

About the location

The artwork will be installed along the Beachway’s multi-use path. This 2 km route of lakeside trails runs from Spencer Smith Park to the canal. The public art signs will primarily be located near the playground, pumphouse and pavilion.

Deadline  Activity

Aug. 2      Submissions due

By Aug. 12       Successful artists selected; enter into a contract with the City of Burlington

Sept. 6     Final artwork files due

Sept. 23 – Oct. 16   Culture Days – Artwork on display

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