DRC extends deadline for public art project artists

DRC extends deadline for public art project artists

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In this photo, a 4-year-old plays a game of giant Jenga during a picnic in 2015 at Einer Fischer park on Browns Lake. Unique giant Jenga games will be one of the 2020 Downtown Racine Corp.'s public art projects. 

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corp. public art project will feature an outdoor game set which includes a giant 3-foot Jenga and a cornhole game set to be painted by student artists.

Due to school closures, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to April 10. Artists will be notified by April 13 and games will be available for pickup that day. The deadline to return finished art projects is June 12.

The game sets will be displayed from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 19 during live music at Monument Square through mid-September. The public will be encouraged to play them at no charge. Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin will build the game sets and will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Schools and student artists will receive $100 for supplies. Schools can do it as a team or a student artist can create their own. Artists will have the image of their game sets posted on Downtown Racine’s website, racinedowntown.com. A plaque will be attached to the cornhole with the artist and/or school’s name and sponsor’s name. In addition to the thousands of residents and visitors who will view and play the games all summer long, the artists and sponsors will be recognized in the DRC’s walking tour brochure which is available throughout the summer.

Fan favorite voting will take place all summer long and the winner of that contest will receive a $100 Downtown gift certificate and bragging rights.

To be considered, send email to Lfarrington@racinedowntown for an application or visit racinedowntown.com/events.

Sponsors are needed to make this public art project a reality. Contact Kelly Kruse at kkruse@racinedowntown.com.

This will be one of the two different public art projects in Downtown Racine for the summer of 2020. The second is a set of three flowerpots. The deadline for the flowerpots will remain unchanged at this time.


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