GRAND JUNCTION, CO – JULY 20, 2017 – : The Art on the Corner (AOTC) committee is pleased to announce that the 2017/2018 temporary exhibit is open for submission to all sculpture artists. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 5pm, Friday, August 11, 2017. Final selection of the 2017 temporary exhibit will be complete by Friday, August 25, 2017. All artists will be notified at that time. Installation of the exhibit will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 during the Downtown Art Festival and will remain in place for one year. An artist’s reception will be held the evening of Saturday, October 7, 2017 to celebrate the new exhibit. This year’s exhibit will be curated by Avery Glassman, Programs and Exhibitions Curator at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. More information can be found at https://downtowngj.org/aotc/.
MISSION: The City of Grand Junction, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Art on the Corner Committee wish to create a more visually pleasing environment and expand the opportunities for residents and visitors to experience quality works of art by facilitating outdoor display and
acquisition of sculpture throughout the downtown Grand Junction area.
BACKGROUND: Art on the Corner (AOTC) is a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit displayed in Downtown Grand Junction. The display is free to the public and includes more than 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. Established in 1984 by local sculptor, Dave Davis, Art on the Corner has become a cultural icon in Downtown Grand Junction. The program has been recognized and mimicked in communities across the world and is currently celebrating its 33rd year. Three-quarters of the collection consists of permanent sculptures and the remainder is part of the annual temporary show. Temporary pieces are for sale to the public. The temporary exhibit changes out every October and consists of up to 15 pieces placed up and down Main Street and Colorado Ave between 1st and 7th Streets. A brochure with a walking tour is available each year for the public.