Arts on Fire – Call for Artists
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Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) launched a new initiative to use public art to further establish the community as a dynamic center of creativity and a destination for visitors. The CAC is excited to release its next phase of “Arts on Fire”. The CAC, in partnership with the Douglasville/Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority and the Douglas County Fire Department is releasing a call for artists to submit their designs to be commissioned to paint a fire hydrant in downtown Douglasville which will be turned into creative art pieces, along with being functional and lifesaving. Deadline for submissions is November 11th, 2019. More information and guidelines can be found at artsdouglas.org or email email@example.com.
Artists are invited to submit designs for hydrants using their imagination around the theme, “Nature Inspired.” The theme could revolve around seasons, water, climate, plants, water resources, landscapes, animals, etc. The CAC Public Art Committee will review the designs and select the top 15 pieces to be commissioned.
“We are excited to heighten the awareness of our community’s important water resources through this art initiative with the CAC and the fire department. The project illustrates how Douglas County can utilize essential infrastructure, like hydrants, in a fun and creative way to enhance our growing downtown area,” stated WSA’s Community Coordinator, Lyndsey Sargent.
The first phase included eight (8) hydrants from the CAC to O’Neal Plaza including everything from “Under the Sea” to the Communities favorite “Dalmatian” sitting outside City Hall. “We were thrilled with the communities’ positive response to receiving public art in the community and look forward to expanding it throughout the County.” Stated CAC Executive Director, Emily Lightner. The purpose of public art is not only to enrich the community and improve our quality of life through its ability to enrich an environment, and also to ignite the imagination, encourage thought and to prompt discourse. Public art benefits the community through placemaking, bringing people together, and can be used as a tool in economic development. Public art can also strengthen personal connections to one’s community.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL DOUGLASVILLE/DOUGLAS COUNTY
P.O. Box 2018
Douglasville, Georgia 30133
Phone 770.949.2787 Fax 770.949.5946