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Ketchum Issues Art on Fourth Sculpture Call for Artists

KETCHUM, Idaho – The City of Ketchum invites experienced artists to apply for Ketchum’s outdoor summer sculpture exhibition, “Art on Fourth.” The selected three-dimensional artwork will be featured in the heart of downtown Ketchum along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2020.

Selected artists will receive a $2,500 stipend for the exhibition of their work. The deadline for submission is April 6, 2020.

In its thirteenth year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions, presenting artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson and Robert Kantor, among others. The exhibition is organized and curated by the Ketchum Arts Commission, whose mission is to integrate arts and culture into the community’s life.

Artists may enter up to ten sculptures for consideration. The call for artists, which provides detailed information on the submission process, can be found at www.ketchumidaho.org/arts. The call is open to all artists, regardless of their state of residence. Local artists are encouraged to apply.

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About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The City of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the City of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.

About Ketchum Arts Commission

The Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) was created by the City of Ketchum in 2007 with the objective of integrating arts and culture into the community’s life. It seeks to encourage opportunities for Ketchum residents to participate in artistic activities and to promote the development of Ketchum artists. At the KAC’s initiative, the city recently increased its Percent for Art Ordinance for public projects from 1.33 percent to 5 percent, which is believed to be higher than any other city in the country. The Commission consists of local volunteers who are active in and passionate about the arts.

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