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EVRPD seeks submissions for public art display at Estes Valley Community Center

ESTES PARK
Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, provider of numerous recreational and community activities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce our public art program for the Estes Valley Community Center.

The new 70,000-square-foot, multigenerational facility is on track to open in late February. As part of the opening, EVRPD will hang in the lower-level lobby a collection of 12 to 20 pieces of wall art from Estes Valley artists. This will be the first artwork show in the community center, which will change quarterly throughout the year.

“This building is designed and developed for our community,” said Teresa Jackson, Manager of Community Center Operations. “We want to provide yet another opportunity for our local residents to be a part of this exciting facility by having them share their vision and creative talents with the patrons that come through the building.”

This show, which will have a theme of local inspiration, will hang in the Estes Valley Community Center from late February through the end of June. EVRPD is seeking photographs that represent our beautiful community and region. This may include wildlife, wildflowers, landscapes, recreation, downtown scenes or architecture.

To have your photographs considered, submit no more than two images per person by January 31 to dawn@evrpd.com with the subject line: EVCC Photos. Include in the email the name of the photographer, Estes Valley address (so we may verify residency), image title, subject of image and where the photo was taken.

Image files should be no larger than 4MB each and cannot contain watermarks or other identifying marks revealing the identity of the artist. There is no cost to submit entries for consideration but artists will be responsible for the cost of printing and framing.

Images will be juried by the staff of EVRPD and selected artists will be notified by Feb. 7. Artists will need to deliver their professional-quality prints to the Estes Valley Community Center (660 Community Drive) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. Final artwork can be in any medium and can be up to 16 by 20 inches but must include wire and D-rings for hanging. Artwork must remain on display for the entirety of the show. You may not remove pieces early for any reason.

For additional information about the artwork program or to provide suggestions for future artwork shows, please visit evrpd.com/artwork or email Dawn Wilson, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at dawn@evrpd.com.

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