Arts in the Area
Christmas Card Lane

Christmas Card Lane

A community art project for the holiday season hosted by the Decatur Area Arts Council.

This is an outdoor exhibit/competition comprised of larger-than-life 'cards' created by local artists and groups.

  • The cards will be displayed in a downtown Decatur area (300 N. Water St.) from November 29 to December 30, 2019.

  • The community will be invited to vote for their favorite card design and prize money will be awarded to the top three designs.

Eligibility

The Decatur Area Arts Council “Christmas Card Lane” project is open to all artists or groups (amateur or professional) regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, or physical disability. You do not have to be a Decatur resident to participate.

Application Process and Fee

  • Apply online HERE
  • Download the application (and the information found on this webpage) at the bottom of the page.
  • $25 per card, to be submitted with a completed application.  
  • There are a limited number available... first-come, first-served.

Pick Up and Return of Cards 

The Art Work

  • Participants will be provided with a 4’x6’ sheet of 1/2 inch thick plywood (primed with white paint) upon which to create their card design.
  • Artists must provide all needed supplies/materials other than of the wooden card.
  • All design materials must be secured to the surface in such a way to withstand winter weather and wind.
  • Participants are allowed to add elements to the card that create a 3-D effect and must be attached securely to the plywood.
  • Designs must be winter holiday themed and suitable for public viewing by all ages.
  • Cards must be designed vertically.
  • Please note that cards will be placed approximately 20 feet from the street, so keep this in mind when considering small details to your design.
  • DAAC reserves the right to not display any card at its discretion.
  • Holes will be drilled in the finished cards in order to secure them to the posts neede to support them for display.

 Awards

  • $200 first
  • $100 second
  • $50 third
  • Prize money will be awarded within two weeks of the conclusion of the event.

 Voting

The Decatur Area Arts Council will arrange for a temporary online voting page so the community may vote for their favorite card design from December 2 until December 24, 2019.

 

CLICK HERE to see the winning cards for 2018.



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