Monday, February 22, 2010

Arts Unleashed 2010

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Arts Division is looking for performing and visual artists to participate in the fourth annual Arts Unleashed, a guerrilla arts program that encourages artists to develop innovative projects to be presented in such unconventional arts venues as parks, business lobbies and stores. Past projects include modern dance in a bookstore and a haiku poetry hike at the zoo.

Arts Division administrator Stuart Miller says the department is “looking for artists who are skilled in their craft, but also value and enjoy the chance to share their talent with others.” If you’re an artist, give this a shot! It’s a fun and different way of showing your art to the world.

Park a Park (above) was the first event of Arts Unleashed 2009. This interactive sculpture, hosted by the Art X Hypermedia class of the University of Georgia, took place on the top floor of the College Avenue Parking Deck. The site had a lookout to view downtown Athens, games, a live landscape portrait and a rest area.

The deadline for applications and project proposals is in two weeks (March 8). Artists can choose a date between March 22 and June 28 and will be assigned a location based on their activity and the program schedule. Call 706.613.3620 for more information. The application and guidelines can be found here.

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