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Deadline to Apply for Valdosta Dumpster Art Project Coming Up

Valdosta City Seal
Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 13:14:16-04

VALDOSTA, Ga (WTXL)- The City of Valdosta and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts invite artists and artist teams to submit their conceptual designs to be considered for a public Dumpster Art project as part of the 2016 Georgia Cities Week activities.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to kick off Georgia Cities Week in Valdosta by painting designs that celebrate life in the city on one of three dumpsters located in the downtown area.

The City of Valdosa says the artistic works will be created onsite, April 16-17. The Dumpster Art will be displayed for a full year, providing beautiful visuals for downtown visitors and significant exposure for the artists. The artists will oversee the fabrication of the public art. Completion of the project is expected by April 17, at 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply is April 8, 2016, by 5 p.m. There is no artist fee. Paints and some supplies will be provided. Dumpsters will be steam cleaned and will receive a coat of primer and blue base paint prior to the start of artists' work. Artists should have experience with creating work on life-sized canvases.

For more information and an application form visit www.valdostacity.com/dumpster-art. Interested individuals may also contact the Valdosta Public Information Office at 229-259-3548 or at smathews@valdostacity.com. Please mention "Dumpster Art" in the subject line.