The Gulfport Merchants Association are awarding $8,000 for a public arts installation next to the Gulfport Casino. Deadline to apply is Feb. 14. Below is the news release with all the details.
For Release January 15, 2014
Contact: Owen Pach (mobile 727-320-4051, studio 727-623-4920;email@example.com)
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Gulfport Merchants Association is seeking artists to submit proposals for a public art installation to be located adjacent to the City’s iconic Gulfport Casino, on the Gulfport waterfront.
The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) is a non-profit civic organization dedicated to the advancement of business in the Gulfport Waterfront District. The GMA raises funds primarily through membership dues and sponsored events, including its twice-monthly Art Walk, weekly Tuesday Fresh Market and the annual Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub Crawl. Funds are used primarily to promote and advertise Gulfport as a destination for visitors. However, the GMA is also committed to supporting local charitable causes and has donated many thousands of dollars to local organizations.
The GMA is also committed to supporting art in the Gulfport community and has previously funded two public art installations flanking the entrance to the Waterfront business district at Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue South, by artists FrankStrunk III and Owen Pach. For 2014, the GMA is investing considerably more in its commission of a single public art installation. Eight-thousand dollars will be awarded for the project, to include all associated costs.
This public art installation, next to Gulfport’s most famous historic landmark on the City’s waterfront, will be highly visible for generations.All artists are welcome to submit proposals, which must be received no later than Friday, February 14.
More information, including a downloadable application, is available at www.GulfportMA.com. Owen Pach, Vice-President of the GMA and President of the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport, will act as liaison for the application process.
For more information and questions, please contact Owen Pach at 727-320-4051, 727-623-4920 or OwenPachGlass@gmail.com.
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