MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE SELECTS LIGHT CITY BALTIMORE PROPOSAL FOR BLOOMBERG PUBLIC ART CHALLENGE
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the selection of Light City Baltimore’s “Festival of Light, Music & Innovation” as Baltimore’s submission to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. “Light City Baltimore’s vision of a city-wide light festival will bring together artists, engineers, architects, educators, students, and neighborhoods; all while showcasing Baltimore’s innovation to the world,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “While all of the final submissions were unique and innovative, I believe the Light City Baltimore proposal has the best chance at competing for the available funding on a national level.” The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million over two years to support temporary art projects.
For the competition, each city may enter only one application, selected by the Mayor, which represents collaboration between the City and an artist and/or arts organization. Submissions were accepted from all artistic disciplines including multi-media, visual and performing arts. The final four proposals were submitted by Section 1, Light City Baltimore, Lab Bodies and FORCE.
For more information on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org. Additional information can also be found at www.publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org.