CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

January 17, 2017

ArtPop Street Gallery Arrives in Columbus

Logo revisedCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is proud to partner with Lamar and the Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art campaign to present ArtPop Cbus. ArtPop Cbus will shine a spotlight on Columbus’ talented artists by placing their work on available billboards throughout Franklin County. Columbus visual artists working in all media are invited to submit artwork for consideration and possible display on one of five available billboards circulating the region in 2017.

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ArtPop is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with local arts councils and media companies to promote artists, give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. Currently, ArtPop is on the streets of 12 cities nationwide. Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop. For more information, visit ArtPopStreetGallery.com. #ArtPopCbus

Five pieces of artwork will be chosen by the ArtPop Cbus selection committee comprised of representatives from the Arts Council, ArtPop, Lamar and two at-large community members. Selected artwork will be displayed on billboards owned and managed by Lamar Outdoor throughout the Franklin County area for up to one year.

ArtPop Cbus is open to artists 18 years of age or older living in Franklin County. The submitted artwork must have been created within the past three years. Submissions are due by Feb. 17 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced by Mar. 1. Full details and submission forms are available at columbusmakesart.com/artpop.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org