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Kannapolis art group seeking items for downtown display

KANNAPOLIS — Kaleidoscope Arts Celebration is taking artist submissions to be displayed in store windows in downtown Kannapolis. The goal is to showcase local artists and their work in storefronts adjacent to the North Carolina Research Campus.
The art submitted can include paintings, drawings, jewelry, dolls, sculptures, pottery — any art form that can be displayed in a store window. The goal is to bring arts and culture into downtown Kannapolis and create a storefront art gallery or an outdoor art gallery.
While this is not a themed event, artists are asked to consider pieces that show off the Kannapolis area. Artists could depict scenes such as the Stories under the Stars at the Kannapolis Library, concerts in the park, the ballet in the park, the train, the Christmas display, Veterans Park, students in the STEM Academy, a house or a row of houses in the Mill Village. Artists could also consider scenes such as the Nutrithon, Jiggy with the Piggy, Village Fest and other area events.
Exhibits must be family friendly. Kaleidoscope Arts Celebration staff has the right to refuse to display a piece of artwork. Artists with paintings or drawings are asked to use clear lacquer to coat their work, as these art pieces could have some exposure to sunlight while on display.
Artists should also provide a means of displaying the artwork, such as an easel.
Art submissions can be delivered to the Independent Tribune, 363 Church St. N., Concord, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 15 through June 30.
Each submission should include name, contact information, the price of the piece and a brief (100 words or less) biography, all printed on one sheet of paper that can be displayed with the artwork. The event is limited to the first 75 pieces selected.
Art work should be in place at the locations from mid-July through early October. It will then be taken down and moved to the old Cannon Towel building, where there will be an artist’s reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Artists will collect 75 percent of the proceeds from art sold at the show.
The reception is also an end-of-the-year celebration for the last Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival of the year, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. that day. All the artists and performers from Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival are invited to participate.
For more information visit www.kannapolisarts.com or e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com or call Michael Knox at 828-231-5037.

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