Last call for youth artists and downtown businesses to display graffiti/mural artwork May 1-7th.
The Graffiti Reframed project is providing youth artists with an opportunity to create a commissioned piece of art work for a downtown business. There are currently more than 16 businesses interested in having a 15” x 20” graffiti/mural art work promoting their business or depicting a mural of their vision the community. “Within the Graffiti Reframed project, the term ‘graffiti’ is used as an umbrella term to encompass larger themes such as murals and street art as well as the graffiti aesthetic.” Says Elizabeth Cooke, Action Researcher at the NORDIK Institute.
Registration for this National Youth Arts Week event closes March 31st. “There are two free professional development workshops and the materials are provided. It’s a great opportunity to expand both artistic and business and skills says Jude Ortiz, NORDIK Research Coordinator. “Some of the businesses that are looking for artists include Steel City Motors, Mrs. B’s, Joes Sports, and Tandoori Garden. If artists know of a business they want to work with, please contact me to assist with the arrangements” says Elizabeth Cooke, Action Researcher for the Graffiti Reframed Project.
This event is free for both businesses and artists, registration forms are available at The Downtown Association (496 Queen St. E), The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie and District (369 Queen St. E, Suite 104A), The Indian Friendship Centre (122 East St), Shabby Motley Handcraft (356 Queen St. E), Café Natura (75 Elgin St), NORDIK Institute (1520 Queen St. E, Room SH211), or by e-mailing or phoning: Elizabeth.email@example.com (705) 949-2301 ex.t 4377