Local artists are invited to apply for the chance to create a work of art in either Manchester or Delhi.
Each community has been chosen to display a work of public art through the Byways of Iowa Foundation and Northeast Iowa RC&D. Mallory Marlatt of Northeast Iowa RC&D says they’ve spent a lot of time planning these projects.
Manchester’s piece of public art will be displayed along the walking trail near the Whitewater Park and Delhi’s artwork will go somewhere in the city park. Themes for each project have been brainstormed, but artists are needed to bring the ideas to life. Artists 18 or older can apply, with priority given to Iowa artists or those artists who have close ties to Manchester and Delhi. Applications are due by June 16th.
The art is being funded through grants and private funds from donors in each community. The goal is to raise 10-thousand dollars for each piece.
Artists interested in applying can contact Mallory Marlatt at 563-864-7112. You can also check out: http://bywaysofiowa.org/manchester-public-art-project/ and http://bywaysofiowa.org/delhi-byway-public-art-project/.