Whitewater Arts Alliance Announces the 2023 Public Art Project, “Barn Quilts”

Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) is excited to announce its Public Art Project for 2023 – “Barn Quilts.” The WAA invites creative individuals to participate and be part of this community-driven project to enhance the beauty and cultural richness of Whitewater. The 3’x4’ wooden “quilts” will be hung on light poles in downtown Whitewater throughout the summer.

The Arts Alliance welcomes everyone to become a part of this project by filling out an application form and picking up quilt boards at either the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St. (Hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) or the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce, 150 W. Main St. (Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Participants can purchase the wooden quilt blanks for $10 if paid in person or $12 if paid online. The cost for the wooden boards is minimal and the purchase helps cover the expenses incurred by the WAA.

The WAA believes that the public art plays a significant role in transforming the cultural fabric of a town. It brings people together, fosters dialogue and reflection, and creates a sense of pride and ownership among community members.

To learn more about the project guidelines and application forms, please visit the Public Art page of the WAA website at https://www.whitewaterarts.org/public-art. Registration forms and finished barn quilts should be returned to either the Chamber or the CAC by April 15, 2023. Plywood boards are available to start purchasing on Thursday, March 2.

The WAA looks forward to seeing creativity on display as it works together with its participant artists to make this year’s Public Art Project a resounding success.

Any questions can be sent to either the chair of the project, Mary Nevicosi at marynevicosi@yahoo.com, or to the WAA Manager, Ashley McDarison at wwartsalliance@gmail.com.

Big thanks to our sponsors!

Lynn & Cheryl Binnie
Kristen Burton
Virginia Coburn
Kay Drexler
H. Gaylon & Hannah Greenhill
Dawn & Lyle Hunter
Carole Scharinger
Charles Taggart
Barb & Chuck Taylor
Roni & Richard Telfer
Pamela Van Doren

And all donors/patrons who wish to remain anonymous!

The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to support, promote, and develop the arts as an essential and integral part of our community.

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