Art Around Town unveiling and annual Art Walk
June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community event and Art Walk with the artists for the new Art Around Town show in Carbondale. Meet at Town Hall at 5:30 for a tour with the artists.
The Town of Carbondale passed a resolution, (2005-14), creating a “One Percent for the Arts” program. The intent was to enhance the aesthetic environment of its public spaces, buildings, and property by integrating high quality urban design and art into its capital improvements projects, and 2) to create a more visually pleasing environment and expand the opportunities for residents and visitors to experience quality works of art by facilitating the acquisition, display, and development of such works of art in public places.
The ordinance authorizes the allocation of funds for art in the construction of certain Town capital improvements projects, establishes a method of calculating art appropriations for Town capital projects, provides for an art selection process, and establishes a separate “1% for the Arts Fund”.
Local artists are given the opportunity to display their art as part of the annual rotating Art Around Town sculpture show.