Artist deadline close for Reimagine Art Fest

The Downtown Penticton Association is seeking artists to create murals fourth annual Reimagine Art Festival

The Downtown Penticton Association is pleased to present the fourth annual Reimagine Art Festival and is seeking artists to create murals on the exterior walls of Downtown Penticton businesses.

Artists have the opportunity to have their work on prominent display and cash prizes will be awarded. All materials will be provided to the chosen artists. The festival began in 2009 with an explosion of mural art in the downtown core. Each year since artists take to the alleyways to create one-of-a-kind murals, brightening the exterior walls of businesses with everything from night skies to portraits to wine bottles.

Artists must apply by Sept. 14 if they want to participate in the Reimagine Art Festival which takes place Sept. 21 and 22. To apply up to three photos or sketches of recent work must be submitted. As well, a draft concept of your proposed mural, either a sketch or statement of no more than 300 words, including the proposed medium or theme and a biography or artist’ statement must be completed.

Artists will be painting Sept. 21 and finishing their creations at 5 p.m. the following day, when judging takes place. As well, during the regular Downtown Penticton market, the umbrellas from the City of Penticton’s Umbrella Project will be on display in Gyro Park where the public will be able to place silent auction bids on their favourite.

The application form can be downloaded at www.downtownpenticton.ca. Businesses wanting to sponsor a wall can email reimagine@downtownpenticton.org or call 250-403-8540.