Open Streets is a nationally recognized day in the street without cars. It is located from Overland Park to S. Shields St, including Pleasant Valley Rd., Clearview Ave., Castlerock Dr., and Springfield Dr in Fort Collins. The celebration includes food trucks, live music, local artists. Learn about local businesses and organizations on the streets of Fort Collins. A highlight of the day will be the Make More Art Battle. 60 artist will participate in an epic art thrown down. Create Places, a nonprofit which advocates for Artist in Fort Collins, is the producer of Open Streets Battle.
The Artist Call
This is a call for the artist in the community who like to work spontaneously. Join a live celebration of art in the community of Fort Collins. Participants can be any age. All you need to bring is a tube of paint and a dream. There will be creative juices flowing all around for inspiration.
There is an easy sign-up form. Be a part of a national movement and prove that art is a viable part of the Fort Collins Community.
Artist will gather in the streets at 10 am and pick a theme from a hat. Each artist will have 30 minutes to reflect on the topic. If an artist wants a redraw, they can contribute $1 in a cup to veto the theme. There is a time limit of 90 minutes to paint a 24×24 art piece using black and white paint provided by Create Places.
The creator may bring one one additional acrylic color to use. This paint will be contributed to the collective and used only once by the artist. After each round, the paint goes into a bag; each continuing series will have a blind draw
There are three rounds each formatted the same. There are judges on hand to choose the winners, encourage the artist, and feed compliments to the participants. Completed artwork will be displayed and for sale during National Arts & Humanities Month in October (Venue/Dates TBA). All proceeds from the sale of work will go to the artist who created it.
If you would like to support the battle and more art related events, give a tax deductible donation here: http://createplaces.org/
Make more art. Make It local.Make the community colorful.