“A program to display original local art in City facilties “
Cornwall may not have an Art Centre and may soon loose its Art Gallery, but it is not for a lack of interest . Thousands attended Focus Art’s Spring Exhibit at the mall in April. Visual Artists have the public’s attention.
We may not have a designated Arts and Culture coordinator, but there is plenty or support for the Arts Community around the council table. With this increased interest, it is nice to see the city come up with new initiatives to support, promote and encourage our local talent. Say hello to “Art of the City”.
“Art of the City is designed to showcase the strength of our visual artists by providing space in City Hall and other City facilities to display pieces of original art by local artists.”
The program is in its gestational phase, but the possibilities are endless. I would love to see this evolve into a huge library for visual arts, one where anybody could go borrow an art piece, on loan, for a certain period of time. It could turn into a beneficial agreement between artists and business owners, where artists get to show their art with a possibility to sell and the business partners earn a percentage if the work sells.
It could turn this city into one that nurtures and grows its culturescape beyond the norm, one that grows alongside its artists, one that not only recognizes the importance of a vibrant Art Scene, but also uplifts and expands on the synergies between all facets of the creative process.
It could be the first step towards a community where arts and sports are regarded as equals, where both disciplines flourish and where money is spent fairly to further the two.
Support is a two-way street. In order to gain support, you need to show support. Artists now need to get behind this fantastic project. Submit your work for consideration. Lend your creations for display. Adorn the walls of our city with your Creative Genius.
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