City is looking for local writers and artists for Beachway public art signs

By Pepper Parr

June 27th, 2022



The Burlington public art program is presenting a series of temporary public art signs at the Beachway for the annual Culture Days celebration.

Approximately 10 writers and 10 visual artists are needed to create artwork that will be displayed on temporary signs along the Beachway’s multi-use path. This project will give path users a safe, accessible way to enjoy art and to learn more about writers and artists in our community.

This call is open to Burlington-based writers and artists and all art forms that can be presented in a sign format. This includes, but is not limited to: visual art, graphic art, photography, poetry, short story, non-fiction, etc. Submissions are due Aug. 2 and may be from existing or newly created work.

Part of the Beachway path that leads to the canal and the boundary between Burlington and Hamilton

About Culture Days
This year, Culture Days will feature three weeks of arts and culture experiences outdoors, indoors and online from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. The theme for the 2022 Culture Days is Re-emergence. Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture — and so is Culture Days! As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, we believe arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society. As we reimagine and re-emerge, Culture Days is an opportunity to champion a life enriched by arts, culture, and creativity.

Artists submitting proposals for the Temporary Public Art Sign project should take inspiration from the re-emergence theme.

About the location
The artwork will be installed along the Beachway’s multi-use path. This 2 km route of lakeside trails runs from Spencer Smith Park to the canal. In addition to the path, the Beachway features a natural sandy beach, an outdoor pavilion, playground and seasonal concessions. The public art signs will primarily be located near the playground, pumphouse and pavilion.

Deadline Activity

Aug. 2 Submissions due
By Aug. 12 Successful artists selected; enter into a contract with the City of Burlington
Sept. 6 Final artwork files due
Sept. 23 – Oct. 16 Culture Days – Artwork on display


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