Life has been altered by Covid 19. Museums were closed, social distancing was imposed, shops and stores were drastically hit. All these events led the Washington Print Foundation (WPF) to organize an outdoor art exhibition to bring Art and Joy to the community: Georgetown Celebrates the Arts.
Twenty-two double sided banners (kakemonos) feature artwork by 43 local artists. Eighteen are placed on existing street poles and four are installed at the Book Hill Triangle. The exhibit is on view through November 20, 2021.
While currently a pilot program, it may become a yearly event.
The public can select its favorite works and the two top choices will receive a monetary prize and a third artist will receive a non-remunerative honorable mention.
In addition to ballots, which can be found in street signs along Wisconsin Ave passers-by can vote by sending a photo of their favorite artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org and are encouraged to post their favorite artwork on social media and tag @WashingtonPrintmakers
Visit washingtonprintmakers.com/georgetown-celebrates-the-arts for more information.