If you're a San Francisco Bay Area artist with talent, vision, and passion--or have friends who fit the description--now is the chance to be immortalized as the permanent exterior of the International Hotel (I-Hotel). You read right; this is for keeps!
Artists are encouraged to submit an image for this public art project, which is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission and celebrates the spirit of the I-Hotel.
The theme for this project should send a message about the importance of the I-Hotel, which has dedicated itself to preserve the Manila neighborhood and low-cost housing. The building has a rich history of struggle and victory, and represents a community of diverse people working together to preserve their home. The art piece selected will engage viewers for its artistic merit and educational value.
The artwork must be able to withstand outdoor exposure, and the scale of the piece should be appropriate for the site. The committee has no preconceptions as to style, specific material, or color--so dig deep and have fun!
A few key facts about the application process:
Send applications or forward questions to:
Tan Chow, Senior Organizer, Chinatown Community Development Center
1525 Grant Street
San Francisco, California 94133
For more information about the history of the I-Hotel, visit this link: http://www.manilatown.org/ourpast.htm
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