2017 Sculpture Walk Peoria CALL FOR ENTRY
PEORIA, IL- December 6, 2016- ArtsPartners of Central Illinois is pleased to announce that Sculpture Walk Peoria is currently accepting outdoor sculpture exhibition submissions for 2017. With the immense success of the annual Sculpture Walk, the Sculpture Walk Peoria Committee is excited to launch the 2017 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 2016 Sculpture Walk Peoria featured 15 new sculptures and one held over from the 2015 walk. The goal for 2017 Sculpture Walk Peoria is for 17 sculptures to be installed in June 2017.
All sculptures entered are to be for sale for the duration of the year-long exhibit. Four sculptures were sold from the 2015 walk, and at the present time, two have been sold from the 2016 walk.
Sculptures will be placed in highly visible locations along the newly renovated Washington Street and Adams Street in Peoria, between Fulton and State 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 https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3926. The call for entry is for professional sculpture appropriate for public viewing. The entry deadline is January 20, 2017. 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 2017 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 2017.
Sculpture Walk Peoria is an initiative of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. with the full support of the City of Peoria and private businesses. Its mission is to enhance the appreciation for the arts in our community and educate the members of our community regarding the value of the arts via outdoor, public art spaces in the Peoria Warehouse District. In addition, art – in this case, sculpture – stimulates economic development by bringing people to the Peoria Warehouse District.
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.