City Lights is on the go, building momentum for its 10th annual Bridgeport Art Trail, city-wide arts celebration by initiating new public art programs: “Art to Go” and “Make Music Day-Bridgeport”.
To recognize this anniversary Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport have partnered with City Lights and the Bridgeport Art Trail to feature “Art to Go,” an initiative that will recognize Bridgeport art on the I-95 digital billboard, changing monthly throughout the year. The first artist to be featured is Dustin DeMilio, photographer and musician producing digitally composed work for the eyes and the ears. He will be a featured artist for Make Music Day-Bpt, scheduled for June 21.
City Lights/Bpt Art Trail Executive Director, Suzanne Kachmar says, “ The arts and culture are a natural resource of humanity that needs to be protected, just as we protect forests, air and water supplies. Artists and cultural traditions demonstrate how resilience can be transformed into beauty, solve problems, pass down heritage and build community. Bridgeport artists epitomize this. They are a cultural resource from diverse backgrounds, specializing in a variety of artforms. This billboard project reflects the creativity and potential that is rejuvenating Bridgeport.”
Thank you to Hatch 130 for contributing the billboard design through the Hatch initiative.
CALL FOR ART FOR CONSIDERATION:
Bridgeport artists please send images for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org… 72dpi okay for now. Also include artists’ bio and any information about community engagement, public art projects.
Various artforms that can be presented in a 2-d still image format will be considered. Read more.