Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces

Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces

(Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, Feb. 24, 2019)

Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is excited to announce the 2019 Call for Artist for the Art Explored Program. Artists can find further information at www.romi.gov/arts. Artist have until May 1, 2019 to submit their proposals.

In partnership with the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, the Commission for the Arts will select up to ten new pieces of art to be placed throughout downtown Royal Oak. The works will be loaned to the city for a one-year period. Since 2013 the program has brought many different works to downtown Royal Oak including Desiree Kelly’s JRK and Michael Jones’ Considering Evolution.

According to Jason Gittinger, chair of the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, “We are excited to see what the wonderful artists in our area have to show Royal Oak this year. While the artists selected receive a modest stipend, it pales in comparison to the mountains of thought, time and effort that they pour into their art. We could never purchase that, and each season of the program we are humbled to be the curators of such great energy and commitment to our city.”

The City of Royal Oak recognizes the importance of arts and culture to a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable community. The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts was created in 2012 to support arts and culture in the City of Royal Oak. The commission for the arts is responsible for events such as the Summer Concert Series, Art Explored, Public Piano Project and East 11 Mile Road Public Art Program.

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