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Art League seeks sponsors, artists for ArtScape '18

The second annual ArtScape will feature 50 banners. The second annual ArtScape will feature 50 banners.

Forty banners of outstanding artwork in downtown Hendersonville flutter on street poles in the autumn breezes, made even more visible for pedestrians and drivers alike as leaves fall from trees lining the streets and avenues. There will be 50 banners in the second annual ArtScape exhibit and the Art League is looking for sponsors and artists.

Sponsorships are $225. Jan. 15 is the final deadline for sponsorships. Sponsors receive their banner at the end of the showcase year.

Artists who wish to apply to be included in the 2018 ArtScape display have a deadline of Jan. 19 to submit their work, application and entry fee ($30 for up to three pieces). Artists must live in Henderson County and be 18 years or older. More information on how to apply for this juried outdoor exhibition is available at www.artscapehvl.org . The new banners go up in April and remain in place through the fall and winter.

Colorful brochures, describing each artist, each sponsor, each banner location, are available in many downtown shops and businesses as well as at the Visitors Center on South Main.

For more information and to download applications for 2018 sponsorships or artists, visit www.artscapehvl.org or email artscapenc@gmail.com. More information is also available on Facebook at ArtScapeHendersonville.

            “We have had an outstanding response to this new project in downtown Hendersonville,” said artist Costanza Knight, ArtScape committee chair. “This is our first year to have this exciting outdoor art show on the streets and avenues for locals, tourists, students, artists, shoppers, and all to enjoy.”

This year, ArtScape is adding banners along Locust Street and Seventh Avenue as well as Main Street and the avenues crossing Main. Colorful brochures, describing each artist, each sponsor, each banner location, are available in many downtown shops and businesses as well as at the Visitors Center on South Main.