The Port Lands Project Calls on Community for Art Contest
Cornwall, Ontario – The Akwesasne Harbour Development Corporation and the Cornwall Harbour Development Corporation are announcing an art contest! The winning artwork will be featured on the new Port Lands website and may be used on future signage and marketing material. The winning artist will also receive a prize valued at $500.
The contest is open to all ages and to anyone in Akwesasne or Cornwall, amateur and professional artists, elders and youth. All artists are welcome to submit visual art that showcases the communities coming together.
Submissions should reflect the partnership’s spirit of good faith, mutual respect, understanding and harmony in the planning, development and maintenance of the Port Lands. Community members are encouraged to submit drawings, paintings or designs that artistically interpret the collaboration and friendship between Akwesasne and Cornwall.
It is through this spirit of cooperation that the Port Lands project aims to transform the former industrial harbour area into a bustling community destination. The jointly-owned project has the potential to deliver numerous benefits for the two communities involved, and could include commercial, recreational, tourism and possibly residential spaces.
Re-envisioning and redeveloping this valuable shared land will represent the most important economic development project ever for the region. And input from community members is essential to its success — starting with art.
For more information about the Port Lands and the art contest, please visit: theportlands.org