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Celebrate the arts in the park

Have your creativity displayed in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods! During Columbia’s 50th birthday season, the Inner Arbor Trust, Inc. (the “Trust”) is celebrating the arts by inviting people to come up with a design to decorate an Adirondack chair in the Park interpreting the theme “Celebrate the Arts in the Park.”  Sketch a design on the entry form, or present a storyboard for a design, and submit the design by June 16.  Up to 10 proposed designs will be chosen by a panel of judges. The creators of the 10 chosen designs will then be given a pressed wood Adirondack chair and a $100 stipend to make their design come to life.  Each piece will be displayed in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods during Summer 2017.  

Submissions from individual artists, groups, organizations, students, and amateur artists are welcome. Artists will use a wood Adirondack chair as a canvas for art, decoration, and/or carving. Chairs may not be substantially modified structurally, and must be usable and safe for sitting. Acrylic paints are suggested.

Applications are due electronically by June 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Download the call for submission and application form below.