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Kannapolis transforms downtown into outdoor art gallery
Art submissions accepted April 15–June 30
 
Published Monday, March 24, 2014
by Michaela L. Duckett

Kannapolis is making use of its empty storefront windows this summer by turning its downtown area into an open art gallery.

Art submissions can be delivered to the Independent Tribune newspaper, 363 Church St. N. in Concord, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from April 15 until June 30.

The goal is to bring arts and culture to the area while showcasing the works of local artists during the Kaleidoscope Arts Celebration. The exhibition is open to all artistic formats - including paintings, drawings, jewelry, dolls, sculptures and pottery.

While this is not a themed event, the city is asking artists to consider creating pieces that show off the Kannapolis area. Suggested ideas include depicting local scenes such as the “Stories under the Stars” at the Kannapolis Library, homes in the Mill Village, concerts and other events in the park or recreating images of the various people and places that make the area unique.

Displayed works must be family-friendly and Kaleidoscope Arts Celebration staff retains the right to refuse artwork. Artists with paintings or drawings are encouraged to use clear lacquer to coat their work, as the pieces are likely to have some exposure to sunlight.

The project is limited to the first 75 pieces selected. Artwork will be displayed from mid July through early October.

An artist’s reception will be held Oct. 25 at the old Cannon Towel building, which will allow participating artists to gather and talk about their work and sell their art to interested patrons. Artists will collect 75 percent of the proceeds from their art sold at the show.

The reception, which also a celebration for the last Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival of the year, is free to the public and scheduled to have live entertainment.

Visit www.kannapolisarts.com for more information.

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