Call for local artists to create summer street banners

first_imgThe decision to approve this venture was made during this week’s City Council meeting.This is the first year the Art Council has undertaken this project, which they explicitly say is not a fundraiser, but rather “a program to enhance the downtown core of Fort St. John.”The Arts Council also says its purpose is to provide local artists an opportunity to showcase their work, help feature major events in Fort St. John, and encourage other groups to help enhance the community.- Advertisement -“The Arts Council will be searching for sponsorship for this program but will not be making any money on this project,” a letter from the Arts Council to City Council reads.Essentially the Arts Council will ask 48 local sponsors for $150 each – covering the entire costs associated.“Up to 16 of the banners will display the sponsors’ name in script only – no logos or commercial imagery,” a request for decision from the city’s Facilities and Grounds department reads.Advertisement Submission will be accepted February 16 – March 6, 2015, at which point one artist will be chosen to create the six images.The banners from the Arts Council will be placed by grounds staff during the spring changeover – sometime in May.For more information, contact the Arts Council at 250 787 2781 or email info@fsjarts.org. The theme of the six images is “Take Flight” in reference to the 2015 Fort St. John International Airshow.“If this pilot project is favourable, 2016 will feature another theme, and in 2017, the 75th Anniversary of the Building of the Alaska Highway will be featured,” the letter reads.There’s also talk of recycling the banners to be used for other purposes in the future.“The banners are the property of the Fort St. John Arts Council and can be used again as street banners or may be redesigned for other purposes such as indoor hangings, sewn into tote bages, or other creative means of recycling.”Advertisementlast_img read more