CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Invitation to Columbia Students for WAC Crawl Work

Columbia Students:

Invitation to Wabash Arts Corridor Informational Meeting on April 8
The Wabash Arts Corridor Announces a Student Competition with Two $1,000 Prizes

“We wanted to update you on several initiatives happening with the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC).  As you may know, Columbia College launched the Wabash Arts Corridor last spring with a public forum where Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed our efforts.  Since then, the Wabash Arts Corridor Advisory Council, consisting of members from neighboring educational and cultural institutions, as well as local business partners, has been meeting regularly.

Recent developments include an installation of large-scale fashion photography on the exterior of the Hilton Chicago; a mural project on George’s Lounge (650 S. Wabash); the Harrison Gateway, a collaboration with the Chicago Transit Authority to install images and haikus on the El Track support beams on Harrison Ave; expansion of the Papermaker’s Garden across from the Hilton Chicago; installation of branded flagpole banners along Wabash Avenue; and updating the façade of 619 S. Wabash. The Wabash Arts Corridor Advisory Council also planned the very successful Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl in September 2013.

Columbia has since created a Wabash Arts Corridor Campus Committee to bring college-wide attention to the Wabash Arts Corridor project, as well as facilitate on-campus WAC projects.  The first project of the WAC Campus Committee will be to curate a campus-wide competition (exclusively for current students and recent alum of Columbia) for work to be featured on large-scale public banners on the 72 E. 11th street (west-facing wall, 46 ft. width x 34 ft. height) and 33 E. Congress (south-facing wall, 48 ft. width x 43 ft. height). The deadline for submissions is May 2nd.  Eligibility and other competition details can be found at:  www.colum.edu/waccrawl

We invite you to meet the committee and learn more about the competition, as well as other projects and updates on WAC, at an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 8th from 12-1pm at 623 S. Wabash in Hokin Hall, room 109.”

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