Wanted: CY Festival artwork
By Tamara Walker
The Cooper-Young Festival will celebrate its 24th year on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Every year an artist from the neighborhood is asked to create a piece of artwork that reflects our hip-storic neighborhood and our eclectic Festival. This year we are opening this opportunity up to all artists who work or live in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, which is defined in the CYBA charter as being located between Central and Southern, and McLean and Parkway.
The artwork should be approximately 24 by 18 inches in size, scannable, and should convey the fun, bohemian, family-friendly atmosphere of our neighborhood business district and Festival activities. The winning artist will receive $500 for the artwork, which will be used to promote the Festival in media advertisements such as posters, news print, websites, billboards, and television. The artist will be the Featured Artist of the 2011 Festival and spotlighted in press releases and on our Cooper-Young Festival website that receives over 1.4 million hits a year. The art will be auctioned at the annual Cooper-Young Art Invitational held the Thursday night before the Festival to help defray the cost of the Invitational.
If you are interested in submitting a piece to be considered for this year’s Festival artwork, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All artwork should be delivered to the CYBA office, located at 2120 Young Avenue, before May 1. The winning artwork will be selected by the Festival Committee and the artist notified by May 6. All other submissions will be returned to the appropriate artists.