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Join us in creating this Public Art Project!

Create a stunning FLOWER GLOBE of your own artistry and design to become part of a major public art installation for the very first One World Flower Fest in Utica’s Oneida Square on Saturday May 9, 2015.

On festival day, up to 40 sculptural flower globes will line the streets of Oneida Square and form a public art flower necklace of beauty and artistry. Each original flower globe creation will evoke the festival’s theme of flowers, spring and Utica’s one world diversity.

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CALL for ARTISTS!

Create a stunning FLOWER GLOBE of your own artistry and design to become part of a major public art installation for the very first One World Flower Fest in Utica’s Oneida Square on Saturday May 9, 2015.

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING and MAKING CHANGE TOGETHER!

The entire festival and its flower globes will add art and beauty to downtown Utica’s public spaces in Oneida Square and demonstrate the value of creative placemaking and arts and culture to our city. We hope it will inspire more and more community-driven placemaking projects producing attractive, inviting and art-filled people-friendly places and events in Utica for the enjoyment and inclusion of all.

One World Flower Fest is an entirely community driven and co-created project by R2G Utica partners including the Oneida Square Project, Sculpture Space, MVRCR Refugee Center, citizens, businesses and artists like you! Its success is up to all of us who are together making it happen!

PROMOTING ART and CULTURE

Each participating artist’s globe will be displayed during the event, and recognized on the Festival website along with the artist(s) biography and the story of their flower globe creation. A post-festival catalog and exhibition will follow on the May 9th event. Awards, based on public vote at the festival, will acknowledge artists and their work. Artists will gain exposure to their work and draw attention to the role arts and culture plays and needs to be encouraged and supported to play in the social, economic and environmental life and vitality of Utica!

THE DETAILS!

HOW to PARTICIPATE? Individual or groups of artists are eligible to participate.

Contact oneworldflowerfest@gmail.com to reserve your globe.

GUIDELINES:
Basic guidelines for globe theme and “flower” treatment will be provided with each pre-made Aqua-Resin globe which is 71 cm or approximately 28.5 in diameter. All paint or surface finishes should be weatherproof and any attachments should be permanent and secure as all globes will be displayed outdoors on May 9, 2015 (specific details to be provided with globe). 

 PICK-UP: Globes  will be available to be picked up from Sculpture Space at

12 Gates Street Utica, NY beginning week of APRIL 20, 2015 during business hours.

DROP-OFF: by MAY 7, 2015 deliver your finished flower globes to the designated drop-off location (to be determined). 

Posted On: April 29, 2015
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