JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Local artists have the chance to get their artwork displayed throughout the City of Jamestown on a series of banners created by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Chautauqua Art Gallery, and Parks Department.
Those with the Renaissance Corporation and Art Gallery presented to Jamestown City Council Monday night with their plan to help beautify Jamestown.
The groups plan to judge submitted artworks by committee based on a range of factors, from age to skill level. Others have the opportunity to sponsor a banner.
In the end, the project aims to beautify the downtown area.
“The basic premise is to add a project to downtown that would improve the beauty, the walkability, and engage the community in I think a unique way,” explained JRC Urban Core Director Frank Besse. “So, we’re going to do a public solicitation for regional artists to submit their artwork. And we will use that artwork to beautify downtown hanging banners on light poles. And this will be throughout the downtown. Third and Second Streets will be the primary focus but we’ll look for unique opportunities to put things other places.”
Potential contestants have until April 7, 2023 to submit works. The banners will go up this June and stay until mid Fall. Artists and interested banner sponsors can find more online at jamestownrenaissance.org/artscape.