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Opportunities for community Involvement:
Shock Art is a community project that relies on the opinions of the public as well as the creativity of the local artists to enhance the “otherwise blah” green switchgear boxes around the City! Send us any ideas for which green boxes you would like to see painted. Then, be sure to vote for your favorite design at various locations around town at the end of May- mid June. If you are an artist and would like to be added to the mailing list for notification of call to artists, contact us.
The Art in Public Places Commission is composed of one City staff representative, fifteen community volunteers, and a City Council liaison. These individuals set procedure and policy for the origination of public art, using task forces and selection panels of community members to enable the process.
Involvement from citizens within the community is essential to the success of the program. Citizens are asked to submit ideas for sites for upcoming projects each year as well as given the opportunity to sit on citizen selection panels. No masters' of art history or other background needed to apply – just an interest in participating in an exciting process, an opinion on artwork, and a willingness to represent your neighborhood or community in selecting work that is appropriate, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. Typically, the time commitment for such panel is about three evenings over a six to eight week period. For more information call 303-651-8924 or email.