In 2017, OVP Management, Inc. invested $60,000 in public art including sculptures and murals at Settlers Green. The summer of 2018 will see the installation of several large sculptures and two newly commissioned murals. As a continuation of those efforts, the center is hosting an Art Night on Friday, July 13, from 4-7 p.m. The event will feature a self-walking tour of the public art, an interactive art project open to the public, live dance performances and a very special plein-air art event open to visual artists in the region.
“Settlers Green and Settlers Crossing retail properties are well-known for their interesting architecture, colorful buildings and unique streetscape,” said General Manager Dot Seybold. “Add to that the lush summer landscaping and public gardens, oversized street art and, of course, people watching, and you have a perfect venue for plein-air artists.”
The plein-air event is limited to six artists and each will receive a $50 stipend for supplies. A purchase prize of $250 will be presented to the artist that best captures the vibrant street scenes at either Settlers Green or Settlers Crossing during the three-hour event. Artists can use pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels or other media to create their piece for judging. Canvas or paper sizes will be limited to unframed 8x10, 11x14 or 9x12.¬
“We are excited to create an opportunity for artists to be a part of our expanding effort to bring more art to public places,” said Event Director Laura Lemieux. “We have received so much positive feedback from customers, tenants and employees for the many new pieces of art in the shopping centers and we feel that ‘Art Night’ is another way to encourage that effort.”
To reserve your space in the plein-air event, contact Laura Lemieux at 603-356-7031 x100 or email@example.com, by Tuesday, July 3.
Assistant Director of Marketing and Events
OVP Management, Inc.
Route 16 | North Conway, NH 03860