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Skate parks have had a long tradition of serving as an urban canvas for public art that inspires our youth and improves our communities. In this Paint the Park project, we’re calling on graffiti artists to design a custom mural that that compliments a feature in the park. Designs are encouraged to embrace our community and represent the project theme: “Inclusion, Expression, and Progression.” Entries must be submitted by March 17, 2019 to be considered. Up to 10 entries will be selected by a panel of judges represented by Lynchburg Parks & Recreation, Scene 3, and Friends of the Lynchburg Rotary Centennial Skate Park. Winning artists will be announced in April 2019 and will have until May 1, 2019 to complete installation.
“Art in Public inspires our youth and improves our communities. Research has shown that youth long to be recognized for their ideas, creativity and accomplishments. Street art is a visual art form that provides the youth with a way to express their fears, their hopes and their dreams. With proper guidance, this outlaw art has the potential to shift paradigms. Although graffiti is often perceived as vandalism, it remains an art form that requires skill, technique and tremendous commitment to master. Art in Public decorates our cities, attracts people, tells stories, and builds community. When we provide a safe space for artist to create, we lessen the violence in our streets and provide a positive outlet for our young people.”
– Art submitted by March 17, 2019
– Winners announced in April 2019
– Paint Dates: Sunday, April 7, 14, 28
– Installation by May 1, 2019
If there is a particular section of the park you would like for your design please indicate the location on your application. Click here to view a map of the park.
For more information, please contact Megan Heatwole, Community Recreation Supervisor at (434) 455-5891 or email email@example.com