Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Artists, collectives, and creative groups are invited to submit a proposal to be part of Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown for Fall 2014.
Read the full call for artists here.
Proposal deadline: August 2nd
From September through November 2014, artists from North Carolina will have the opportunity to be part of the first Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown art series, filling empty and idle storefront windows with site-specific art. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on the theme of water.
Why water? The Fuquay Mineral Springs were discovered around 1858 when Stephen Fuquay (or possibly his son David Crockett) was plowing his fields in what is now downtown Fuquay. The mineral spring soon became a focal point of the town. Today a picturesque park surrounds the spring and nearby you can see several historic buildings. Although these are now offices and housing, they were originally built as accommodations for people who came to “take the waters” for health benefits.
We are looking for a range of artistic installations and urban art interventions that look to the location, history, and general context of Fuquay-Varina for inspiration. Work can also highlight the physical space of the storefront windows. You might propose a piece that captures the history of Fuquay-Varina or something more abstract that touches on the characteristics of water. Proposals may also consider the specific idea of mineral springs and “taking the waters.” All proposals should be unique, creative, and site-specific. Existing work can be included if it fits within these parameters. Please consider researching the site and context before submitting your proposal and Open Art Society has some photos and documentation available. All requests and questions should be directed to Jessica Moore at
Proposal deadline: August 2 2014, 11:59PM.
Click here for details on the project and how to submit your proposal.