Downtown Utica Development Association to Announce “Art in Windows” Project
July 3rd 2012 · 0 Comments
Empty downtown windows will soon become miniature art galleries through the “Art in Window” program sponsored by members of DUDA (Downtown Utica Development Association) and in association with GOCAL.com.
“Art in Windows” seeks to match local artists with vacant downtown storefront windows where they can display their works for a period of time. The project is an effort of DUDA and GOCAL.com (Rod Wilson) to call attention to buildings available for sale or rent and increase more downtown foot traffic while creating additional exhibition opportunities for area artists.
“Instead of looking at these windows as empty, we see them as full of possibilities,” said Regina Bonacci, President of DUDA. What some consider an eyesore, we think will be a springboard to propel local arts to the forefront of the Utica community.”
Artists interested in showcasing their work are asked to contact DUDA at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit their work or to ask questions. A review panel will select the artists whose work will be displayed and match them up with an empty downtown window. .The “Art in Window” program will debut on September 1, 2012. The first application deadline is July 31, 2012, for September/October exhibits.
For more information, people may call Lynn Mishalanie at 315-525-1311 or Rod Wilson at 315-527-8020
The Downtown Utica Development Association is located at 110 Fulton St, Utica, NY 13501
This 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization was founded in 1990 to promote and foster the businesses and activities of the downtown district.