City seeks artists to help revitalize Paul Mall Alley


Attention local artists! Downtown needs revitalization, and Future SSM and Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association asks you to help her.There are currently six art display boards located in the aisle of Paul Mall that need renovating as part of FutureSSM’s largest community art project, allowing the Saultites to present their work in a public forum and to promote it to residents and visitors.

“The project aims to provide a welcoming and attractive corridor to the city center, to celebrate local history, to promote arts and culture, to support local artists and to create economic opportunities through the City Art Tour currently in operation. development, ”said Todd Fleet, arts and culture coordinator, in a press release. “Public art is a great way to promote a sense of identity and community. Selections for the panels will be representative of the rich cultural diversity that Sault Ste. Marie loves. The idea is to connect artists to their community, to showcase the dynamism of the city center to visitors while improving opportunities for sales and commissioning of works of art.

Local and regional artists are invited to submit a current work to be reproduced that represents their artistic style, as well as their biographies and contact details / web / social networks to be included in the showcases. The panels will be rotated throughout the year for maximum exposure. All selected artists will receive an artist fee of $ 150 for a three month display period, and if an extended exhibition is requested, the artist will receive an additional monthly fee of $ 50 for each month their work is displayed. .

For the first promotion, artists should send a link to their current biography, portfolio and related details to:

[email protected]
Subject: Call for artists of the Paul shopping center display project
Attention: Todd Fleet, Arts and Culture Coordinator, Future SSM
Department of Community Development and Business Services.
City of Sault Ste. Married

The deadline to apply is Wednesday August 12, 2020.


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