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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 20, 2018

Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT kicking off summer with ‘Chair-ish the Arts’

Old chairs will be painted into works of art to be displayed, sold
Mar 23, 2018

This summer, Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT will display splashes of color with a fun art contest called “Chair-Ish the Arts.” Students, artists, businesses and organizations can take an old chair and paint it something new to be displayed June 3.

Anyone interested in participating can get a registration form and details about the contest at the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance. With the form, a picture of the chair that will be painted before it is turned into an art piece needs to be submitted.

Then by June 3, all “after” chairs will be on display on the Arts IMPACT Facebook page and possibly set up around town.

“This will be a great way to let your artistic juices flow,” said David Adams, Chair of the Chair-Ish the Arts contest and member of the Arts IMPACT board of directors.

The chairs will stay on display until Thursday, June 14, when all of the chairs will make their way into Mt. Pleasant Central Park during a community band concert. Residents can bid online or in person for a chance to purchase these one-of-a-kind works of art.

Artists, both professional and amateur, will have the chance to win $500 in prizes from Hy-Vee. Prizes will be awarded for favorite Facebook Viewers Selection, Arts IMPACT Selection, Best Community Spirit Chair and Best Chair in the School Division. There is also a small stipend for qualifying entries to help with supplies.

All proceeds from this event will go toward purchasing and commissioning a public art display in Mt. Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT serves to ignite and promote broad community excitement in the appreciation, support and growth of artistic and cultural activities in and around Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT (Impacting Mount Pleasant Arts and Culture Together) is a 501(c) 3 organization that was established in 2016.

For more information, to go their Facebook page at Mount Pleasant Arts Impact or contact David Adams at david.adams@iw.edu or Kristi Ray at kray@mountpleasantiowa.org.

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