Welcome to the Davis Downtown Communal Art Project
A Project POWERED BY THE PEOPLE!
The results are in and winners have been announced – check it out through our live gallery! Spread the word by telling your family and friends about the Communal Art Project and continue to show your support of the artists by “Liking” pieces in the gallery. To view all the great submissions, click on the following link:
We called for artists of all ages to participate in our community-wide art project focused on how we all have been coping with shelter-in-place and social distancing, and you responded! Artists of all levels and ages participated, and over a hundred AMAZING, TOUCHING, and FUN submissions were received.
As we begin to emerge from this unparalleled time, our community’s art serves as a way to understand and memorialize our experience, and collectively this is a testament to our resilience.
All submissions were uploaded to a digital gallery on our project’s Facebook page. This gives everyone an opportunity to view the artwork, as well as comment, like and share. The Facebook page went live on Monday, June 22nd. On Sunday, June 28th we took a snapshot all of the artwork and tallied the likes for each entry to determine category winners.
KIDS (sub-categorized by age)
• Ages 6-8 (drawings/paintings only)
• Ages 9-11 (drawings/paintings only)
• Ages 12-14 (drawings/paintings only)
ADULTS (15 >)
• Graphic Art
FAMILY ART (collaborative pieces)
People’s Choice (7 winning entries): Prizes have been awarded for pieces of art that received the most likes in each submission category.
Committee’s Choice (6 winning entries): In addition to Facebook public voting, our Communal Art Project committee chose six additional winning entries for “Committee’s Choice” awards.
But that’s not all! Some artists are having their art published as postcards, stickers and potentially other merchandise to be sold at many downtown Davis businesses. Profits will directly benefit our businesses at a time when community support is vital.
Be sure to follow Davis Downtown on Facebook @DavisDowntown to be kept up-to-date on important announcements and other fun projects.
If you haven’t already, check out the fun promotional “Call for Artists” YouTube video we made!
Thank you to our awesomely creative community!