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Calling All Artists! Holidays Around the World
October 21 - November 11Free
Holidays Around The World – Christmas Window Displays
The town of Elkton, MD is calling all artists to submit proposals and collaborate with downtown business owners to create Christmas window displays in their storefronts. Each Main Street window display will represent a different country or culture and how they celebrate the Christmas/Holiday season. It’s a small world after all!
- Completed proposals are due by Wednesday, November 11th at Midnight. You may apply as an individual artist or group of artists.
- Artists will be paired with merchants through a random drawing of names. The drawing will take place on Thursday, November 12th. Artists will be notified by email. Not all artists will be selected as there may not be enough windows.
- Once the artists and merchants are paired a meet up will be facilitated by no later than November 25th so artists can see the space they’ll be working with and measurements can be taken.
- Artists may choose a country they wish to feature or one will be assigned to them by Elkton Arts & Entertainment. No country may be repeated twice.
- Artists are encouraged to stretch their creativity by primarily using recycled items in their display but this is not mandatory.
- Each artist will have a stipend of $50 to create their display.
- Supplies such as lights, foam core board, hot glue, adhesives, wire, fishing line and paint will be made available for artists use by the Elkton Alliance.
- Artwork installation begins on Wednesday, Dec 2nd and MUST be completed by Thursday, Dec. 3rd.
- The unveiling of the windows will take place on First Friday, Dec. 4th and coincide with the Tree Lighting in front of the Elkton Alliance.
- Following the unveiling the community will have the opportunity to submit votes via Facebook on their favorite window display from Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th.
- A trophy and gift card will be awarded to the artist with the winning display on Friday, Dec. 18th.