Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This Weekend in Fountain Square

A busy Saturday in Fountain Square this week with the Fountain Square Art Fair, Fab For Less, and Masterpiece in a Day. This is the largest art event of the year in Fountain Square. Maybe I will see many of you there.

Fountain Square Art Fair will take place in the main parking lot at Shelby and Morris Streets this Saturday, September 22, from 10:00am-7:00pm.

Masterpiece in a Day

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
Where: throughout Fountain Square in Downtown Indianapolis.
Cost: Free.
Registration: Participants can register until 10:30 a.m. on the morning of the event.
Info: (317) 450-6630.

Contest headquarters and the entertainment stage - where local musicians will perform throughout the day and where the winners will be announced - is located at the intersection of Prospect and Shelby Streets. Visitors can also check out the Fountain Square Art Fair and the Fab For Less home-design tour happening that same day in the neighborhood.

The day's live-music lineup, which starts at 11 a.m. includes: The Believers, Daniel Gruner, Paper Son, Adam Kuhn, Kory Quinn, E.P. Hall, Beta Male, Twilight Sentinels, and Mandy Marie and The Cool Hand Lukes.

In case of bad weather, the musical performances and contest, as well as contest headquarters move inside the nearby Wheeler Arts building at 1035 Sanders Street.



Masterpiece in a Day 2007 Art Competition Guidelines

Competition begins at 9 a.m. when artists sign in and pick up their form. All artwork is due to the judging area at 1106 Prospect Street at 4 p.m. Be sure to leave your entry blank below attached to your work. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m.

Winners announced at around 5:30 p.m. at the performance stage. Stay to claim your prize.

Top three pieces will be on display at Alchemy Art + Aesthetics in Fountain Square in October. Any sales of these pieces (if the artists chooses to price them for sale) goes to the artist less a 30 percent gallery commission.

All other pieces must be taken away after the announcement. No work can be left behind to pick up later. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to artwork.

You must be 18 or older to be eligible for prizes. Younger artists are welcome work on their art in the neighborhood but can't be awarded prize money for legal/tax reasons.

You are required to be in the Fountain Square commercial district. Any media or style is fine, two-or three-dimensional (this includes video and photo). Bring your own supplies. Try to work outdoors but you are encouraged to work indoors in designated locations if weather dictates. You'll have to find your own access to power if needed.

Entrants may compete in only one art category. Only one entry allowed. Artists must transport their work to the judging site.

Categories: Representational and Non-Representational. You choose, but judges or organizers may overrule your categorization if they feel your choice is in error.

Prizes: First is $1,000, second is $500 and third is $300.

Judging: Winners will be selected by a panel of seven judges: Robert Meko of Alchemy Art + Aesthetic in Fountain Square, Greg Brown of Utrillo's Gallery, Dan Thompson of SubSurface, local artist Judith Levy based in the Harrison Center for the Arts, local artist and Herron High art teacher Trevor Renwick, Nicole Yalowitz of Herron School of Art and Sarah Adams of AV Framing Gallery in Fountain Square.

For more on the other competitions, click here.

Fab For Less 2007: The Art Of Affordable Living will showcase artists’ homes at the Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 – 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors will get to tour the apartment homes of five working artists who live at the Wheeler Arts Community, the one-of-a-kind live/work apartment project in Fountain Square. Owned by Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND), the Wheeler Arts Community gives working artists affordable spaces to live and make art.

In addition, visitors will have the chance to tour another apartment decorated by interior designers Shannon Glassley and Kathleen Lemaster of Boheme Design. The entire apartment has been decorated for a total cost of less than $1,000.

Cost of the tour is $8 per person. Special two-for-one admission is available Saturday morning, September 15, from 10 to noon. All funds raised on the tour benefit the SEND’s affordable housing programs on Indianapolis’s near southeast side.

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