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About Whittier Artists in Storefronts
Whittier Artists in Storefronts is a large-scale public art project that temporarily places installations of original work by local artists in storefront windows located on and around the “Eat Street” commercial corridor in Minneapolis.
Call for Artists for AiS5
For the fifth run of the award winning and highly-acclaimed Artists in Storefronts project creator & curator Joan Vorderbruggen is teaming up with multidisciplinary artist Jaime Carrera for a completely different approach to this beloved community art event: short films!
The artist-created shorts will be presented in various small playlists in multiple 40" flat screens placed in the storefronts in the heart of Whittier’s commercial corridor during the darkest months of winter for the public's viewing round the clock.
1. Films must be the creation of the artist(s) who submits.
2. Films must be 20 minutes or shorter. There's no minimum length.
3. Because of our set-up, we're mainly looking for silent films or films that will still engage without sound. There will be no sound provided to viewers at the street level.
4. No graphic violence or sexual nudity.
Participating artists will benefit from the exposure and community building Artists in Storefronts provides.
Your work can be seen by EVERYONE: All exhibits will be seen 24 hours a day, seven days a week for public viewing at the street level.
On Saturday, December 1st we will have an opening gala to promote the project. We will provide tours and special events to create as much public promotion of your work as possible!
Artists are encouraged to sell their work if they wish, however it's not a stipulation for exhibition. A 25 percent commission fee will go directly to the Artists in Storefronts project to help fund future participants and continued community building.
Artists in Storefronts will provide each artist with exhibition materials, hardware, lighting, and installation assistance.
In addition, we will create promotional print materials and press releases to promote the project and the artists all at no cost to exhibiting artists.
Terms of the Award
Promotional materials and press releases will be provided and distributed to draw as much public attention to your installation as possible. There will be no occupancy fee for your exhibit.
Selected participants in the Storefronts program must agree to the following:
- Relocating or giving up the space if the property owner finds a permanent tenant within the negotiated timeframe
- Partnering with Artists in Storefronts to market and promote events and activities
- Complying with all federal, state, and local laws
Matching Artists with Storefronts
AiS reserves the right to pair selected artists with spaces at its discretion. Keep in mind that available spaces can be raw and windows will have active “For Lease” signs, which cannot be moved.
Please also bear in mind that the Storefronts program can only place as many projects as we have available storefronts, and that it can at times be difficult to place all of the projects we would like.
For More Information
Please contact Joan Vorderbruggen, Project Lead, at 612-205-8516 or