PEORIA, IL- November, 23, 2015-
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois is pleased to announce that Sculpture Walk Peoria is currently accepting outdoor sculpture exhibition submissions for 2016. With the immense success of the first annual 2015 Sculptural Walk, the Sculpture Walk Peoria Committee is excited to launch the 2016 Call For Entry. Joe Richey, leader of the committee, said, “Our goal is to change the look and feel of our warehouse district through an ever-changing variety of sculpture in public places and provide a more attractive, welcoming environment to live, work, and play in downtown Peoria.”
Sculpture Walk Peoria is an annual, juried, outdoor exhibit offering local, regional, national and international sculptors the opportunity to showcase and sell their creations, while enhancing the cultural environment of Peoria and providing opportunities to educate the public. The 2015 Sculpture Walk Peoria had a goal of launching with 10 sculptures and because of successful fundraising supported 15 sculptures for the inaugural sculptural walk. The goal for 2016 Sculpture Walk Peoria is for 20 sculptures to be installed in June 2016.
All sculptures entered are to be for sale for the duration of the year-long exhibit. At the present time, 2 sculptures have been sold from 2015 Sculpture Walk Peoria.
Sculptures will be placed in highly visible locations along the newly renovated Washington Street and Adams Street in Peoria, between Liberty and Elm Street in The Warehouse District. The Peoria Warehouse District has been included on the National Register of Historic Places.
Those artists interested in submitting sculpture for consideration can access the call at www.sculpturewalkpeoria.org or through www.callforentry.org. The call for entry is for professional sculpture appropriate for public viewing. The entry deadline is January 22, 2016. Entry fee is $20.00. Please access the website for additional information.
A distinguished jury of artists and leaders will select the sculpture to be exhibited in 2016 Sculpture Walk Peoria. The exhibiting artists’ honorarium will be $1500 dollars, $1000 at delivery and $500 at pick up of the sculpture. The additional $2500 People’s Choice Award will be given to one artist in November 2016.
Sculpture Walk Peoria, an initiative of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc., is a one year display of sculptures created by nationally and internationally renowned sculptors. The sculptures can be viewed outdoors in Peoria’s Warehouse District, on Washington Street between Liberty and Oak. New sculptures will be selected for the 2016 Sculpture Walk Peoria.
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois promotes the arts as a vital component of central Illinois’ cultural and economic development. Founded in 1999, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build awareness and strengthen the arts as an economic catalyst for the Peoria area.