Art in Public Places continues to thrive

Date Modified: Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:41am

Two pieces of art hung on a Civic Building wall.Eighty-five pieces of artwork representing 25 artists are featured in the current “Art in Public Places” exhibit at the Civic Building, which opened May 19. The artwork is available to view and purchase through Sept. 14.

“For the first two exhibits, lots of people came through and commented how nice the art looked on the walls, and how it added so much color and dimension to the Civic Building,” said ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kohl. “Many, though, didn’t realize the artwork is juried and also is for sale.”

Public art was one of the initiatives laid out in the original Del Webb master plan for Anthem, according to Kohl. Seeing it come to fruition in the Civic Building, known as “Anthem’s Living Room” is a perfect way to carry out that vision.

The next exhibit will open Sept. 14; artists from the North Valley (over 18 yrs.) interested in submitting artwork for the show/sale should submit an application between Aug. 1-Sept. 5. A walkthrough of the next exhibit is planned Oct. 14 during Java & Jammin’, 9:30-11:30 a.m.