Chilliwack – Chilliwack’s Public Art Advisory Committee wants to know what makes Chilliwack special to you through their “Uniquely Chilliwack” street banner program. On July 2, the committee issued a second artist call-out, looking for vibrant submissions of artwork that demonstrate the many aspects of Chilliwack that make it an exceptional place to call home.
Artist Iryna Kharina’s artwork entitled “A Chilliwack Compilation” was selected by Chilliwack City Council on June 18, for the street banner program. In keeping with the vision of the program, more artful banners are required to fully utilize the banner holders in Chilliwack’s Yale/Vedder corridor. The committee hopes to have approximately four banners to alternate on display.
In order to have a wider range of high-quality art to choose from, the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee has issued a second call-out for the street banner program.
“Chilliwack means many different things to different people and we want these banners to capture some of the things that make Chilliwack unique,” said Councillor Sue Knott, Chair of the Public Art Advisory Committee. “The artist fee for this opportunity is $100 for each design chosen and artists can submit up to four designs.”
The City is looking for unique and original artwork from artists who have a relationship to Chilliwack and are able to convey what Chilliwack means to them personally. Interested artists can submit up to four designs. All proposals will be evaluated by the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee and recommendations will come forward to Mayor and Council for approval. The deadline for submissions is August 23, 2019.
“The Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee is excited about the street banner program and the opportunity to enrich the street experience through public art,” said Councillor Knott. “During the last selection process, the committee gravitated towards painted works of art as opposed to ones that were computer generated. Iryna Kharina’s artwork, for example, was a vibrant hand painted work that highlighted several unique aspects of Chilliwack.”
If you would like to see your artwork displayed around Chilliwack, please visit chilliwack.com/publicart to learn how to submit your work.