Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Calling All Visual Artists!

Would having your art seen by over 250,000 people every year and $3000 dollars in your pocket give you that validation?

The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is seeking a local artist to redesign the Innovation Studio that is located inside of the Central Library located at 301 West Claude Street in Lake Charles.
The upcoming Innovation Studio will be a collaborative space for all ages and will include 3D printing technology, high end audio/visual software, state of the art computers and much more! The purpose is to encourage patrons to become creators and maker, inventors and engineers, artists and designers.

“The library wants our patrons to take their dreams and turn them into a reality and we would like the design of this room to reflect this purpose,” said Clare Coleman, Central Library branch manager. “If you’re an artist and you want to have your design seen by the over 250,000 patrons that come to Central Library each year, we encourage you to apply!”

Artists are encouraged to submit an idea and quote. The winning designer will receive $3000 and the chance to recreate their idea for all to see.

All interested parties must complete a Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Special Service District Request for Qualifications form by 4:00 p.m. on November 25, 2013 to be considered.

Quotes must be submitted to, faxed to (337) 433-8932, or dropped off at the Police Jury building (see "Request for Qualifications" form for address).

Patrons can also stop by Central Library to view the room for inspiration.

“The Innovation Studio is going to be a great place for creative minds to interact with other likeminded individuals, and as an artist I will be excited to see one of my fellow local artists have the chance to be a part of it! ” added Christy Duhon, Public Information Officer for the library. “It’s a great way to bring a community together.”

This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum & Library Services.

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