STORM SEWER MAKEOVER: Local artist with the best design will win $2,500


The Contemporary Dayton is looking for artist proposals for a design to cover at storm sewer riser at RiverScape MetroPark. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The Contemporary Dayton is looking for artist proposals for a design to cover at storm sewer riser at RiverScape MetroPark. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Contemporary Dayton also needs original artwork donations for 27th Annual Art Auction

The Contemporary Dayton is looking for artist proposals for a design to cover a storm sewer riser at RiverScape MetroPark.

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The design award for the unorthodox canvas is $2500. Deadline for submission is March 15.

The riser is located at the newly designed River Run Plaza, where four levels of stone benching have been constructed for a gathering space and viewing area.

The Contemporary Dayton is looking for artist proposals for a design to cover at storm sewer riser at RiverScape MetroPark. The riser is located at the newly designed River Run Plaza where four levels of stone benching have been constructed for a gathering space and viewing area.
The Contemporary Dayton is looking for artist proposals for a design to cover at storm sewer riser at RiverScape MetroPark. The riser is located at the newly designed River Run Plaza where four levels of stone benching have been constructed for a gathering space and viewing area.

The selection committee is seeking a design that connects the elements on and around the riser, including the water, waves, stonework, colors and patterns in the landscape, and the large mural across the river, according to a release.

The final design will be selected by a committee of Five Rivers MetroParks staff and arts professionals.

More information can be found at thecontemporarydayton.org/for-artists/callforentries.

The Contemporary also has a call for original art donations for the 27th Annual Art Auction.

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The auction is the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser and helps support its exhibition and education programs. Artists may contribute 100% or 75% of the sales proceeds of their work of art.

The 2021 online auction will take place online June 23–27. Registration and bidding is free and open to all. A smaller, ticketed, live auction is scheduled for Friday, June 25 in the Dayton Arcade’s newly restored rotunda.

Artwork and donation form drop-offs will be Wednesday, March 3, noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday, March 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information can be found at thecontemporarydayton.org.

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