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Detroit River ArtScape

Application Deadline Extended to March 21st!

Detroit River ArtScape is gearing up for our third year!  ArtScape will open on June 16th and will run through the GM River Days Festival, June 20th – 22nd.  This regional competition is open to all artists in and around Detroit, with an interest in exhibiting art of any medium along the Detroit riverfront.  This year, 15 artists will be selected to showcase their large, weather-worthy pieces, and win cash prizes of more than $15,000.  The purpose of the event is to promote arts and culture in Detroit and to showcase the Detroit riverfront.  The attraction is intended to raise the already renowned quality of programming and culture at GM River Days, as well as to promote the Arts to the Metro Detroit community and specifically to the 150,000-plus people who attend the GM River Days festival.


Again this year, ArtScape will be hosted solely outdoors, along the famous Detroit RiverWalk.  We are looking for large, eye-catching pieces that will have impact on the appearance of the riverfront.  To accommodate the scale of works we are seeking, we will provide oversized display areas for each artist.  This can vary based on the size and orientation of the installation.  Prior experience in outdoor installation is recommended.  There will be plenty of opportunities for promotion and sale of your work through our multi-faceted PR campaign.  You cannot be in the Metro Detroit area during GM River Days without hearing about our festival many times a day, through many media outlets.  We are offering the guidance and assistance of our professional staff, including Lisa Konikow, Art Director of 17 years, an energetic and responsive art team, and a crew of vigorous volunteers.  The grounds of the festival will be well guarded by 24-hour security.  Display spaces will be well lit for nighttime viewing, and each artist will be provided an electrical source as well as a table and two chairs for their comfort.  The diverse atmosphere of GM River Days will draw attention to works of art from all over the state and tri-county area as well as our friends from Canada! 


2013 Artist Gallery

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