Newsletter article 1/31/19

In our last newsletter, we teased about a new mural opportunity through our #O1WALLS initiative… the Call For Proposals is live, here: http://ogdenfirst.org/exhibition/o1walls-call-for-mural-proposals-2019-1/

DEADLINE 2/17 at 4pm !!

We’re hoping for a BUNCH of creative designs that add vibrancy to the neighborhood and reflect the diversity and character of Utah, Ogden City, The Monarch, the East Central Neighborhood and/or the Nine Rails Creative District.

But this is more than just a call for proposals… we believe in #artwithpurpose. We want O1|WALLS to unite artists and neighborhoods – to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. In this case, we want real community participation… or, as we’re calling it: #ARTicipation!

So here’s the deal. We want LOTS of submissions from area artists. But for every call for artists, there are usually dozens to hundreds of submissions that are only seen by the selection committee. That stops here. In a unique twist on the typical mural project process, we are giving those otherwise invisible works of art a chance to see the light of day. With your donations, we will print the submissions really big, and exhibit them at #O1PLATFORMS, all during the month of March, for the whole community to view and vote on.

The more money we raise, through this GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/More-Than-Just-A-Mural-ARTicipate, the more submissions (up to 15) we can put on display for you to enjoy. Investing in your community, even if the amount is small, means a lot. So show Ogden artists you love them! This is your place, on your street, in your neighborhood and your #ARTicipation can make a world of difference.

#ARTicipate by submitting your designs NOW! If you are a community member, you will have the opportunity to donate to the project and #beheard by voting for YOUR favorite on the first Friday in March and April at O1|PLATFORMS. The winning designs will be painted the month of April 2019.

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