Waynesville art commission issues Call for Artists

art publicartThe Waynesville Public Art Commission (WPAC) is currently seeking an artist for its fourth outdoor public art project.

The theme of the piece is “Wildflowers of the Smokies,” and it will be located in the Mini Park at the corner of Main and Depot Streets. The work of art will honor the historic connection between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Waynesville.

The call is open to all professional artists, or teams of artists, over the age of 18, residing in the 25 North Carolina counties that comprise the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey.

The selected artist will receive $12,500 for proposal development, fabrication and installation. Funds for public art are raised entirely through private donations and grants.

www.TownofWaynesville.org or 828.452.2491.

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