YELLOW SPRINGS ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE
FENCE ART GALLERY PROJECT
example from Ithaca New York construction site
While the new hotel is being built at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street, the construction site will be hidden from view behind wooden panels which will be decorated with a temporary art gallery. The panels will be in place from approximately May – September, creating a prime spot for visitors and villagers alike to appreciate art and take photos.
The Yellow Springs Arts Council has collected applications from over 25 artists interested in decorating the panels. Most of them plan to use paint, though there is also a wood carver, and artists planning to create 3D works using found objects, foil and paper.
Local businesses, organizations or individuals are invited to sponsor the panels for a unique, summer-long advertising opportunity. Sponsors will have their name clearly displayed on their panel. Sponsoring businesses can invite an artist of their choosing to create their panel, or YSAC will choose one from the artists who apply to be a part of the project. The sponsorship will support both the Arts Council and the artists, who will receive a stipend.
A limited number of openings remain for both artists and sponsors. Learn more at ysartscouncil.org or contact Holly Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 679-YSAC.
The Arts Council is grateful to Jim Hammond, who is building the new hotel, for suggesting this project, and to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation for their support.