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above photo: Art installation at 40 White Street Danbury, CT (corner of White and Ives Streets) Owner, Manny Carreras; Sponsored by Danbury Cultural Commission. Contributors: Danbury Museum & Historical Society; Visual Impact; YESCT-Danbury; WCSU Theatre Department; Paul Minigiello. Ted Killmer, Creative Director
"Inside" Exhibitions & "In the Window" Storefront Installations - new!
The Accessible Art Project is collaboration among the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, venues (both public and private) and the artist. The intent is to provide opportunity for artists to show work in alternative spaces and to make art more accessible to the general public. It is also a way for business leaders to leverage creative talent to promote economic development and bring life to downtown communities. We offer spaces “inside” and “in the windows installations”.(new!)
For the past 6 years, Accessible Art opportunities have grown each year. In 2014, more than 25 exhibitions inside shops, businesses, and organizations that are scheduled throughout the region. Currently, eight venues participate. In 2015 we grow to eleven!
IN THE WINDOWS INSTALLATIONS
Accessible Art expands from inside offices and shops to storefront windows! We are partnering with downtown property owners and matching them with artists to present unique and creative window installations.
Open to all Artists 18 years old and up
Artists must be available during normal business hours
Artists must have their own resources to hang/install and breakdown their exhibit. This includes materials and human resources.
Artists may submit a minimum of four (4) pieces and maximum of 12 pieces.
Fees: There is no entry fee. Artists are required to be a current CULTURAL ALLIANCE member to participate. The membership fee is $35.00 per artist, (not per piece). Online payments accepted at http://bit.ly/cawc_membership
For mail-in: Make checks payable and send to: Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (CAWC) 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 06810
HOW WORK IS SELECTED
A panel of local art community reps, participating venues, and community at large will jury submissions. The jury selects artists. Entry submissions are often included in the selection process, but not necessarily. The jury's decision is final.
Artists are selected to exhibit at selected locations for approximately 6-8 weeks. Selected artists are notified of the date and location of their exhibition in advance. Artists may be selected for a solo show or as part of a group show. Artists may also be selected for more than one location.
'IN THE WINDOWS' INSTALLATIONS
Complete and submit your entries. You will be put on file as a possible match for an upcoming window. Selected artists will be expected to create an installation, not simply a display of 2D or 3D works. The installation must in some way reflect the host business (i.e, an insurance agency may inspire an installation that reflects the concept of security