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Art Alley III Mural Competition Application Due
Downtown Springfield Inc’s (DSI) image and design council, in partnership with the Springfield Art Association (SAA), is taking the Art Alley Mural to a new level in its third year! On Saturday, September 14, Art Alley will be an all-day mural competition with an unveiling party starting at 5:30 pm and judging beginning at 7:00 pm. This DSI place-making event helps beautify underutilized alleys in downtown Springfield. It also gives established muralist an opportunity to contribute art to the ally and allows a creative space for up an coming artist to add a mural to their portfolio.
Currently, DSI and SAA are seeking artist/artist teams to submit applications to compete in the Art Ally competition. Each artist/artist team will have an 8’x8’ space to be completed Saturday, September 14 from 10 am until 7 pm. Artists are free to make the mural their own. There will be no overall theme. Artists are encouraged to bring their own style to the mural. Applications should be submitted at www.SpringfieldArt.org/ArtAlley3 no later than July 31, 2019. Artists/teams will be chosen by a panel of jurors based on strength of portfolio, the design of proposed mural, originality, and adherence to the competition guidelines.
Prizes will be distributed based on juror awards and popular choice awards. A panel of art professionals will select for the Juror Awards – 1st place $250, 2nd Place $150, and 3rd place $75. Popular choice awards will be determined by the public at a cost of $1 per vote. Two cash prizes at $50 each will be given for the artist/team with the most public votes and the artist/team with the most unique voters.