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Windows on Main Call for Artists Deadline 7/1

Call For Artists: Windows on Main 2010 - Deadline July 1Windows on Main Street is a unique and exciting project entering it's sixth year in Beacon, NY. Participants create site-specific works of art as a means to engage the community,
residences, and businesses through a month-long exhibition displayed in
store windows located along our mile-long Main Street.

This year's Windows on Main Street opens August 14th and will run through
September 11th 2010.

This collaborative and multidisciplinary project is intended to stimulate interaction between artists, residents,
and commercial vendors to explore how art can provide cultural and
social understanding, be a catalyst for economic improvement in
communities, and strengthen the relationship between residents and

The opening of this event will be part of Beacon's August 2010 Second Saturday celebration, a monthly celebration of the
arts in which galleries and shops are open from noon until 9:00PM for
openings, performances and other events. Beacon's Second Saturday Many
organizations have membership levels based on financial contribution. Be
sure to include the various benefits of each level and suggest
membership upgrades. Add a "Find out more..." link to additional
information on your website.
is a project of the Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA). For more information about Second Saturday events in August, please visit:

Artists are responsible for installing, uninstalling, and any clean up required. All artwork must be family friendly, and artists must get final approval for any installations from their assigned store owner.
There is no application fee, but if you are interested please send me
the following: A description of what you would like to create (it can be
as brief or as involved as you think is necessary, but I must receive
some sort of proposal), and the storefront you would like to install it
in (please also select backup options). An artist's statement that will
accompany your installation. A link to an online portfolio or website to
give me a sense of the kind of work you create.

For more info, please visit:

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Comment by Eric Fretz on June 25, 2010 at 4:18pm
Is it open to non-artists? And to vacant storefronts? I'd like to see a sign that says "Capitalism Did This" in every empty window of a vacant storefront on Main Street.

Here's an example, but I'm working on some new designs:

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