The Salida Public Art Commission is offering $300; Extends the Deadline for Street Artists F – by Brooke Gilmore

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The Salida Public Art Commission has extended its deadline for F Street Plaza artist blocks until May 28. These blocks will be used to help define a perimeter of the pedestrian zone during the 2021 summer season. The City of Salida will pay a $300 honorarium to each applicant who creates the newly approved designs.

The Art Commission is looking for artists to paint one side of a block so that it complements the aesthetic and setting of the designated F Street location and represents a “celebration” of Salida.

“It’s not hard to do…see love” by Sue Ann Hum on F Street in Salida. A block of artists presented during the summer of 2020. Photo Merrell Bergin

The project is open to residents of Chaffee County with no age restrictions. Those under 18 just need a parent or legal guardian to sign on their behalf. Selected individuals or groups will be responsible for providing their own supplies and should do their best to keep the area around the blockade as clean as possible during the process.

Designs must be completed within a rolling seven-day period once blockades are in place along F Street locations in late May.

Interested persons should:

  • Fill out an application form
  • Provide a brief biography and statement of interest to submit a project application
  • Submit an illustration of the proposed design/art for the blockade

As of May 19, there were still 17 sides available. To submit an application or find out more, click here.

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