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Street Spark deadline approaching

Hamilton, Ohio – The StreetSpark call for submissions to Hamilton’s premier public art program is coming to a close in a couple weeks. The 2023 incarnation of StreetSpark – its eighth consecutive year – will include a pair of wall murals and a trio of utility boxes. Artists interested in wall murals need to complete a request for qualifications – including resume, examples of past work and design sketches. Artists interested in utility boxes must complete a request for proposals – including finished designs. Both must be in by Feb. 5, 2023. Design application materials are available online here. Artists who want to participate - but not design - should fill out an application to be part of a painting team by Feb. 26. “I think what’s exciting is you never know what’s going to be painted,” said StreetSpark program manager Jennifer Acus-Smith. “Sometimes we’re focusing on the main drag, sometimes one of the neighborhoods or a certain business. The variety of places we’ve been able to work has contributed to the variety of the work our artists have created. “I love to see all the different designs. The majority of the people really respond to the space they’re working with and it’s exciting to see how different artists interpret the call. “It’s great to see the range of artists who apply, too. We get people who are really well established and we get people who are right out of school. Or maybe even still in school. It’s a great variety in part – I think – because we offer a great variety of opportunities for the artists." Originated in 2016 as a partnership between the Fitton Center and the City of Hamilton, 2022 marked StreetSpark’s seventh year transforming a variety of public spaces through murals. Funding for the project comes from the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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