East End Arts Announces Design a Fire Hydrant Contest

Turn a Riverhead fire hydrant into art.
Turn a Riverhead fire hydrant into art. Photo credit: koya79/iStock /Thinkstock

East End Arts has announced a fire hydrant design contest, “All Fired Up On Main!” in downtown RIverhead.

East End Arts, in collaboration with the Town of Riverhead, invites artists to submit proposals for the design on existing Main Street fire hydrants. There are 10 identified hydrants located on Main Street in Riverhead between Maple Street and Griffing Avenue. The goal of this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local individuals while displaying creative artwork throughout the community. There is no specific theme for this contest, though designs must be suitable for public viewing.

Artists must complete and submit an application with a sketch of their design and abrief artist bio by September 8 to East End Arts, Attn: 2014 Fire Hydrant Contest, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. All submitted applicants will be reviewed by the committee and a select few will be chosen to bring theirfire hydrant designs to life. For the artists whose designs are selected, all paint and supplies will be provided and a $100 stipend will be provided forwinning designs, at project completion. There is no cost for artists to submit their application. For more information and to download an application, visit eastendarts.org.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance of design by September 15, 2014. All painting must be completed by October 10. An awards ceremony will be held at the Riverhead Country Fair on October 12, and there will be a “Meet the Artists” Reception at the Riverhead Edgar Allen Poe Festival on October 31.

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