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Downtown Concord Innovation Day Looking for Artist Entries

Sep 13, 2017 08:04PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

An example art installation. Courtesy of the Downtown Concord newsletter.

Creative artists, inventors, and members of the greater community are invited to develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord, North Carolina.  These inventions will be placed along Union Street for a one-day viewing by the public, to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

The top designs, will be awarded cash prizes: Judge's Choice $1,000 and People's Choice: $500, with the potential for one design to be built out for permanent installation in Downtown Concord.

There is no fee to enter, ideas simply need to meet a minimum number of requirements (see below) and a simple sketch of proposed idea with dimensions is due by September 15th

Criteria for installation:

-Footprint no more than 4 feet wide (can vary in length and height)
-Family friendly.
-Does not require electricity.
-Can support itself without attachment to the pavement.
-Must be able to stand in windy conditions
-Cannot leave any permanent markings on pavement
-Interactive component encouraged but not required.

This event is open to the general public. Anyone may enter and anyone may attend the event on October 21st to vote! Sometimes the simplest concepts are the most intriguing! 

For more information call 704-784-4208 or email

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