Plaza District to Crowd-fund New Public Art Piece
“Sponsored by YOU’ campaign returns to raise funds for a Plaza District public art sculpture.
The Plaza District Association’s annual Sponsored by YOU campaign, launching August 30, aims to raise $5,000 through crowdsourcing a new, commissioned public art sculpture in the Plaza District. The sculpture artist, or team of artists, selected by committee, will debut their plans for the art piece at the 19th annual Plaza District Festival on September 30.
‘Sponsored by YOU’ donations are accepted online at plazadistrictfestival.com. By accepting individual online micro-donations, the Plaza District Association will recognize the community, name by name, as official sponsors of this annual event at the Plaza District Festival.
“Last year, $4,000 was raised to support Plaza Walls, a curated, rotating mural project that included 20 artists debuted 20 new murals covering 5200 square feet of outdoor wall space, in 2015, we accepted $2,000 worth of micro-donations for much needed Festival supplies like extension cords and tents,” said Cayla Lewis, Executive Director of the Plaza District Association. “This year our campaign focus is a new piece of sculpture art that will be installed in the Plaza District for our community and guests alike to enjoy.”
The Plaza District Association’s request for qualifications and call for artists is open until September 15.
For more information, visit: http://www.plazadistrict.org/news/2017/rfq
About the Plaza District Festival
The annual Plaza District Festival is the Plaza District Association’s largest annual fundraiser and invites Oklahoma to experience Local together by providing the creative space to showcase Oklahoma-based visual artists, creative local food trucks, and Oklahoma musicians.
This unique family-friendly event is free, open to the public and will take place Saturday, September 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The 2017 festival includes more than 30 Oklahoma-based visual artists, 33 all-Okie music acts on three stages, free art-related activities for the entire family, and ten popular local food trucks. More information can be found online at plazadistrictfestival.com.
The Plaza District Festival is presented by Fowler Automotive and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union.
About the Plaza District Association
The Plaza District Association is a 501(c)3 organization that works to develop the Plaza District as a vibrant commercial district where arts, local business and neighborhood community thrives.