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Artist Submissions Sought for Public Art Fundraiser

Proceeds from the sale of donated art works will support Leesburg public art initiatives.

Post Date:04/04/2019 10:52 AM

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts logoLeesburg, VA (April 4, 2019) – Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) invites all amateur, emerging, and established artists to donate small artworks to its annual $50 Friends 5x7 Art Works! art sale. The artworks can be of any medium and subject, but should be unframed and signed only on the back of each piece. Two-dimensional works should be no larger than 5 inches by 7 inches.  Three-dimensional works should be no larger than 5 inches by 5 inches by 7 inches. 

Artworks must be delivered by May 2, 2019. Registration deadline for inclusion in promotional materials is April 15, 2019. Artists may register after April 15, but may not be included in promotional materials. Details and artist registration form are available on the FOLPA website at www.leesburgpublicarts.org, under the Events tab.

Beginning on Saturday, May 4, the donated artworks will be on display at Tryst Gallery (312 East Market Street, Suite F). Each piece will be shown anonymously and will be available for purchase for $50. All proceeds from the sale will support public art initiatives within the Town of Leesburg. 

Tryst Gallery will host an opening reception for the art sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.  The community is invited to view the donated art, meet the participating artists, and purchase their favorite pieces before they’re gone. Remaining artworks will be on display and for sale through June 8, 2019, during regular Tryst Gallery hours (www.trystgallery.com).    

About Friends of Leesburg Public Arts: The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization dedicated to public art initiatives in Leesburg. Past public art projects include the sculpture walk in Raflo Park, bike mural inside the Town Hall Parking Garage, the “Discover the Charm” mural at Liberty Street, and the LOVEworks sculpture.  For more information, visit www.leesburgpublicarts.org.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2734

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