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Public Art Initiative- Artists Wanted!

 
 

CITY OF IMLAY CITY DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART

 

The City of Imlay City Downtown Development Authority is seeking proposals from artists for the production of permanent outdoor public art installations in downtown Imlay City until Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  Artwork produced will become the property of the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority.

The selected artist(s) will produce artwork within a one-month time frame, June 20- July 15, 2016, while working in a studio space located within Imlay City.  The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority will provide the workspace and all consumable materials necessary to complete the project.  Housing options may be available.  Sealed applications should be clearly marked “Public Art Initiative, Resident Artist” and submitted to the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority, Dana Walker, 150 North Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444 by Monday, June 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED BY DOWNLOADING THE FORM FOUND BELOW.  Please call Dana Walker, DDA Director, at (810) 724-2135, if you have any questions regarding the requirements or process. It is recommended the selected artist(s) have experience in producing large pieces of artwork suitable for permanent placement in the outdoors. Documentation will be reviewed and juried by a committee of Downtown Development Authority Board members and prominent community art representatives that have not yet been selected. Selected “Resident Artists” will each receive up to a $1,400 honorarium. Artwork will be accompanied by plaques identifying the artwork and artist(s).

Interested applicants unable to commit to the one-month timeframe, may apply to be a “Visiting Artist”. Artwork will be produced June 20-July 15, 2016 while working in a studio space located within Imlay City.  The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority will provide the workspace and all consumable materials necessary to complete the project.  Sealed applications should be clearly marked “Public Art Initiative, Visiting Artist” and submitted to the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority, Dana Walker, 150 North Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444 by Monday, June 6, 2016, at 4:00p.m.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED BY DOWNLOADING THE FORM FOUND BELOW.  Please call Dana Walker, DDA Director, at (810) 724-2135, if you have any questions regarding the requirements or process. . It is recommended the artist(s) have experience in producing large pieces of artwork suitable for permanent placement in the outdoors. Documentation will be reviewed and juried by a committee of Downtown Development Authority Board members and prominent community art representatives that have not yet been selected.  “Visiting Artists” may receive travel and food stipend. Artwork will be accompanied by plaques identifying the artwork and artist(s).

A signed contract and license agreement and general liability insurance is required from the selected artist(s). 

The City of Imlay City and the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority reserve the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any irregularities and to accept the proposal(s) deemed to be in the best interests of the City of Imlay City and the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Nicole F. Frost

City Clerk, City of Imlay City
 
 


Application and Necessary Documentation
 

Sponsors of the Public Art Initiative

 
The DDA would like to thank the Imlay City Rotary Club, the Imlay City Lions Club and Frontier Communications for their generous support of the Public Art Initiative.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and come with a wide array of promotional benefits.
Please click on the link found below for more information.


Sponsorship for Public Art
 

Farmers' Market on Thursdays

 
 
The Farmers' Market will be held at the corner of Third Street and Main Street every Thursday until October 27 from 1-6 p.m.
The Market does accept food assistance programs including WIC, Senior Fresh and EBT and payment with a debit card.  Double Up Food Bucks will also be honored this year.
 
For more information on the Market, including a vendor application, please click here.
 
On Thursday, June 16, a special Crafter and Artisan market will take place.  A special rate of $5 for the day for crafters and artisans will apply.  For more information, please click here.
 
 


Vendor Application
 

WE DID IT!

 
 
In the fall of 2014, Imlay City teamed up with Attica Township and Imlay Township to participate in the Frontier Communication’s “America’s Best Communities” contest.  The Imlay Team received a $50,000 grant in May of 2015 when it was selected as one of the top 50 communities from 350 contestants.
 

The grant money was used to develop a Revitalization Plan that has laid the foundation for future economic and cultural growth for our region.

Copies of the Revitalization Plan, along with conceptual renderings, are available at the City and Townships’ offices, at both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library and by clicking on the link found below.
 

Although the Imlay community did not advance to the final round of the competition, the experience was truly amazing and Imlay City, Attica Township and Imlay Township are truly one of America’s Best Communities!

 
See how the America's Best Communities Contest will Impact our region by clicking here.
 
A big Thank You to Frontier Communications click here.
 
Why Do You Love Imlay City?  Click here.
 
Want to see our Progress? Click here.
 
Our Revitalization Plan process has begun!  Click here.
 
The Imlay Region's Quality of Life can't be beat!  Click here.


America's Best Communities- Imlay City
 

Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

 
 
Whether it is an abundance of things to do, or a pleasant smile and friendly atmosphere you desire, Imlay City’s Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility. With a great mix of businesses, outstanding service, and a pleasant environment, why go anywhere else? Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries and service establishments. We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!
 
 
 

Buy Local

 
 
The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce are proud sponsor the ongoing Buy Local Campaign.

Why Buy Local?  Click here to discover the importance of buying local.
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