TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Alliance has started a mural contest to incorporate public art in its community-revitalization strategy.
The mural will utilize the entire side of the commercial building at 176 Champlain Ave. in Ticonderoga.
The winner, who will design and paint the artwork, will receive $500 and special recognition through the celebration, Ticonderoga Alliance Chief Executive Officer Justin Woods said.
In addition to the prize, the winner will receive the necessary standard supplies and materials, including scaffolding, to paint the mural on the building, as well as up to two weeks room and board during the project.
“This is a great opportunity for a young artist to become more well-known in the region or an accomplished artist to showcase their work,” Woods said in an email. “The mural will also be a key feature of the Ti Alliance Cultural Arts Initiative as we work to revitalize Ticonderoga through the arts.”
Woods noted that Ticonderoga is a community visited by more than 100,000 tourists every year.
The mural must use as its theme either the historical importance or the natural landscape and beauty of Ticonderoga, Woods said.
Interested artists should send a cover letter, completed application form, one-page narrative, final design and $25 application fee to the alliance office by 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. The event has support from Aubuchon Hardware and Benjamin Moore Paints.
For forms, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer, the alliance is trying to improve the cultural climate in Ticonderoga, Woods said, including co-sponsoring with the Ticonderoga Festival Guild a 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, free concert by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ticonderoga.
“The sinfonietta is the longest-standing orchestra in the Adirondacks, (at) almost 100 years,” Woods said. “It contains 20 superb musicians, performing under Music Director Ron Spigelman.
“It’s all part of our revitalization initiatives.”
Learn more about the alliance at http://ticondero ga-alliance.org.
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