SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017 - Call for Artists

SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017 – Call for Artists

SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017 is an annual public arts project sponsored by the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, the City of Chelsea, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, and River Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Mar 2016

Twelve sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and installed outdoors on concrete pads in high profile locations in historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan (located 14 miles west of Ann Arbor). Online and print brochures will be provided to the public to inspire self-guided walking tours of the exhibit. Guided docent tours will also be available through the Chelsea District Library and River Gallery.

On the launch date of June 9, 2016, there will be a reception for the artists, hosted by the River Gallery, sponsored by the community partners. This reception will be a feature of the 40th annual kick-off to Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, an eleven-week free summer musical event in downtown Chelsea. All work must be for sale and remain in the exhibit for the entire year (June 2016 – May 2017).

Benefits to the exhibiting sculptor:

  • $600 stipend
  • High visibility sites in the heart of downtown Chelsea, a major cultural destination city in Southeast Michigan
  • A year long marketing campaign including press releases and brochures distributed in Southeast Michigan.
  • Broadcasting via Facebook and the River Gallery and City of Chelsea’s websites.
  • Guided docent tours throughout the year

River Gallery opened its doors ten years ago and has been nourishing the arts community of Southeastern Michigan ever since. Representing many local, regional, and national artists, the gallery boasts a reputation of producing six exhibitions annually to critical and commercial success. Over the years, not only has the River Gallery brought art to many residential, corporate, and healthcare spaces, but also has curated numerous off-site exhibits at a variety of locations, from Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan to outdoor sculpture exhibits at private residences. The gallery designs and produces SculptureWalk Chelsea, an annual outdoor rotating sculpture exhibition in the city of Chelsea, MI. River Gallery is responsible for producing many arts and culture events throughout the area such as Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights and the Artist in Residence program in conjunction with the Chelsea District Library.

Our aim is to provide a place for participation and appreciation of the arts through rotating exhibits, musical performances, film screenings, performance art, and artist workshops.

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SculptureWalk Chelsea 2016-2017

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