UPDATE: CALL TO ARTISTS POSTED
VIDEO: THE FOUNDING PROJECT PART 1
VIDEO: THE FOUNDING PROJECT PART 2
NEWS 14 VIDEO OF ART MOB
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER ARTICLE
WHAT: Dilworth has often taken a leadership position in Charlotte's neighborhood development and protection, planning, and stewardship. Now an Executive Committee has been assembled to pursue development of what is hoped to be the first of several art projects continuing Dilworth's leadership role, this time in embracing visual arts to be enjoyed by the neighborhood and others.
A plan has been developed for a piece sculpture to commemorate the founding of Dilworth, and the Dilworth Line (streetcar) by Edward Dilworth Latta 120 years ago. A significant amount of material has been secured from the old streetcar line which can be transformed by an artist into a signature piece of sculpture. This will be Dilworth's first work of public art.
WHO: An Advisory Committee has been formed to offer advice to the executive committee, help spread the word to Dilworth residents, and assist in fundraising efforts. The "founding project" is underway and fundraising has begun. Once we have met our minimum level of funding, a call to artists will be sent and the selection of our first sculpture will commence.
The Dilworth Art Project is a grassroots effort and we take great pride in positioning our neighborhood as a leader for promoting the visual arts in Charlotte. Our long-term goal is to install numerous sculptures throughout Dilworth.
Up-to-date information can be found at facebook.com/dilworthart. You are invited to join the discussion to help promote our exciting project.
online via PayPal or by check.
Checks are preferable for larger gifts (PayPal takes a 2.5% cut) Mail your tax deductible contribution made out to Dilworth Art to: DCDA, PO Box 36023, Charlotte 28236. This pledge card details giving categories.
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Jill Walker & Larry Elder Co-chairmen
This photo illustrates the materials available after they have been cleaned up.
Track pieces are cut in lengths ranging from 8 to 18 feet and there is a total of about 400 feet.
There are 50 to 100 spikes and the same amount of plates. The plates are 6"x9".