Most things are happening a little differently nowadays, and that includes the ArtScape program. We at ShenArts have been busy exploring what possibilities are open to us for celebrating and promoting the ArtScape 11 artists and sponsors in ways that both honor all involved and follow the limitations placed on all of us due to the current pandemic. We want you all to know that we value and appreciate your participation in the ArtScape program and will do our best to be sure the project remains successful through these temporary changes.
At present, the details below are what is currently on schedule for ArtScape 11, though we are constantly researching new ways to serve the art community and additions might be made at a later date.
Banner Installation: This is accomplished by the City and is therefore out of our hands as far as scheduling. As of now, it is not on their schedule at all. Once banners are eventually hung, they will remain hanging for a full year.
Exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: We are scheduled to install the ArtScape originals in the halls at the MSV on July 20th, making the exhibition viewable to the public July 21st. There will be no opening reception as per the MSV’s social distancing guidelines, but we will promote the exhibition throughout the duration and encourage the community to visit the MSV to view it. This date is subject to change.
Virtual Exhibition: ShenArts has been working hard to develop ways to showcase exhibitions virtually, as that appears to be the expected norm for the near future. A virtual exhibition video is being created to showcase the ArtScape works and will be heavily promoted on our website, social media accounts and available for viewing on our new YouTube channel. We encourage you all to share this as well once it is released.
ShenArts Website: Our exhibitions always have a presence on our website. Artists- if you are offering your work for sale, it will be available for potential buyers in our online shop. Sponsors- We will be including a page with sponsor information and links to your business page.
Questionnaire: Please take a few minutes to respond to the linked questionnaire so that we can include more information about you to help the community engage with your artwork, your business, and the ArtScape program in general. Feel free to only answer those questions you wish to. Our hope is that this additional information will provide more ways for us to garner interest and encourage our audience to seek out more about you and your artwork/business.
As always, we at ShenArts want to hear from you with any comments or suggestions, so please feel free to reach out to us!