Art on Utica opens up call to artists
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Info Contact: Social Media Captain Elisa Rios, 401-391-9849 or Treasurer Bobby Oliveira 315-864-1229
The Art on Utica project is opening up its call to artists until midnight 15 June 2017. This gives local talent a chance to get in on the fun.
Is there a link to the website that explains everything??
You can find it here:
Why so late??
We have learned from experience that an artist’s schedule can be volatile. We have been talking to some artists since January. However, we also know that if we had asked some artists back then, they would not have been able to commit. Their schedules for the months of July and August should be much clearer now.
What is Art on Utica looking for in a potential artist??
We value three things. The first is artistic talent. We love people who can create out of thin air or present that which is right in front of you in a different way. The second thing we value is showmanship. In the case of Art on Utica, you are performing outside in the wild. Not only is the artist trying to build relationships so folks might buy their works, they are also creating a draw for the business that they are located in front of. The last element we value is diversity. We like to feature as many varied back stories as possible.
What are the artists required to do??
Bring their own equipment and paint or carve or sculpt or weave or engage in whatever artistic discipline they enjoy for 3 hours. While they are not allowed to “sell anything” during the time period, they are certainly allowed to hand out flyers, postcards, and the like for promotional purposes.
What does the city gain by the artists being here??
Even if each of the 18 exhibitions only draws 100 visitors over the 3 hours, that means 1000 tourists will have visited the city this summer that probably would have not otherwise. Since our new focus is on tourism, we need to start acting like visitors expect a tourist community to act. Art that appears out of nowhere which in turn creates a memory is something that the visitor value