PromoWest Productions and the Greater Columbus Arts Council would like to welcome Franklin County artists, designers and photographers to submit designs to be one of four pieces featured in the annual PromoWest Art Exhibition. The work will be showcased on the south side of A&R Music Bar in the Arena District (facing Huntington Park and Neil Avenue).
This annual exhibition, a partnership between PromoWest and the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Make Art campaign, celebrates the work of the city’s amazing artists. No other city has this unique collection of creative people. Musicians, painters, sculptors, glass blowers, designers, actors, writers—any creative endeavor that can be thought of is pursued in Columbus we encourage artists to spotlight that passion for creativity through their submission. Four artists’ work will be selected and digitally produced on 5’ x 8’ full color panels.
Anyone who resides in Franklin county, including:
The two-dimensional work will include or be evocative of any of the following:
Other Production Details for Winning Entries
Selected artists will receive $500 and recognition on signage on the piece. Artist honorariums will be paid by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Production costs will be covered by PromoWest. Deadline for submissions is March 23, 2020 at 5pm.
The south facing wall of the A&R Music Bar will feature the four selected two-dimensional, digitally reproduced, images displayed on 5’ x 8’ panels. Words may also be included (tasteful; no profanity). These images will be viewable on the southside of A&R Music Bar across from Huntington Park, at Neil Avenue and Brodbelt Lane. They will be subtly illuminated at night.
Open call for entries
March 23 @ 5pm
Deadline for submission
March 25 - 29
Review by committee
Announce top 10 entries to be voted on by the public; Voting begins
Deadline for public vote
Week of April 27
Four (4) Contest Winners Announced
Week of May 18
Printing and installation
To apply, you will need to login or register with the GCAC Online Grants Application system, then select PromoWest under Funding Opportunities.
The selection of up to 10 finalists will be conducted by a review committee of community and Arena District business representatives. The top 4 submissions will be determined by public vote on this website.
The PromoWest team will be responsible for fabricating and lighting the images onto the A&R Music Bar Building. The selected artists/teams will deliver high resolution files saved at 100 percent of the intended output size within 14 days of final selection.
PromoWest Productions currently offers Columbus, Ohio over 450 events a year at its venues EXPRESS LIVE!, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010 and purchased Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2014. For more information on PromoWest, please visit promowestlive.com
For more information about PromoWest, email Samantha Markouc.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. GCAC.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information about GCAC, email Jami Goldstein.