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The Art of the Garage DeTour 3

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Experience art in unexpected places, all from your vehicle.

For our third annual tour, we’re taking a slight detour — creating a safe, fun art experience sure to be uniquely Fort Collins and unforgettably 2020. The 2020 Art of the Garage DeTour 3 will embed eight art ambassadors within different Fort Collins neighborhoods to create a one-day-only drive-through art experience. On September 19, from 10am – 4pm, load up the family truckster or rally your two-wheeled crew for a once-in-a-lifetime tour through our most creative neighborhoods. Then cap off the festivities with an exclusive drive-in afterparty. The Tour is a fundraising event benefiting the Museum of Art | Fort Collins. As a benefit event for the Museum of Art | Fort Collins, proceeds from The Art of the Garage DeTour will be used to support the museum’s mission, which is to spread the power of visual art. Museum walls to neighborhoods: Art matters. Art is for everyone. Art is fun!

Be part of the DeTour

Call for Artists

Contact Email: [email protected]
Call Type: Public Art/Event
Eligibility: Regional to Fort Collins
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/15/20

Experience art in unexpected places, all from your vehicle.

For our third annual tour, we’re taking a slight detour — creating a safe, fun art experience sure to be uniquely Fort Collins and unforgettably 2020. The Art of the Garage DeTour 3 will embed eight artist ambassadors within different Fort Collins neighborhoods to create a one-day-only drive-through art experience. On September 19, from 10am – 4pm, load up the family truckster or rally your two-wheeled crew for a once-in-a-lifetime tour through our most creative neighborhoods. Then cap off the festivities with an exclusive drive-in afterparty. The Tour is a fundraising event benefiting the Museum of Art | Fort Collins. As a benefit, The Art of the Garage DeTour’s proceeds will be used to support the museum’s mission: to spread the power of visual art.

We are looking for artists to work with different neighborhood communities to create a large scale installation type of piece utilizing found materials. Chosen artists will get a $450 stipend (this includes materials cost) and will be our guests at our After Party. The chosen artists can also suggest a neighborhood to work in or the museum will assign neighborhoods. Performance art, music and dance performance will also be considered for the various neighborhoods in staggered timeframes for the one day event.  

Timeline:

7/15/2020: Call for Artist Closes at 11:59pm
7/16/2020: Jurying Begins
7/22/2020: Artists Notified of Acceptance
7/23-9/13: Artist work with community neighborhoods to conceptualize and create the work
9/14 – 9/18/20: Installation of the piece
9/19/2020: Event Date- artwork installed and ready to go
9/20/20: Deinstallation of artwork by Artist and neighborhood (if they want it to come down)

Requirements:
Installation will be the week of September 14th. It will be up to the Artist to coordinate the installation. Artist or artist representative must be present to install sculpture. No exceptions will be made.

In one email, please submit:

  • Two different images of your previous work. 
  • A proposal for your DeTour Installation which must include a sketch/rendering of the proposed community artwork. 
  • Your resume, artist statement and bio. 
  • Please email [email protected] all of the requirements. 

Nominate your neighborhood

  • Nominator's phone number
  • Nominator's email address
  • To be considered as one of the stops on the tour, provide some detail on what makes your neighborhood unique.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
    You may add up to three images of your garage space here. Accepted files are jpg, png or pdf. Each file should be less than 5MB.

Past Garage Tours

Beth Bullard | The Girl Garage

Think sanctuary. Think outside the man cave. Think my space and my time. Mine, all mine. Ladies, start your motors!


Organization

Dolores and Tony Rowland | The Art of Art & Cars Garage

Here’s where the marriage of artist and car collector begins. She’s the artist; he’s into the classics – classic cars. Together, they enjoy a year-round space whose solar grid pays back on the investment.


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Cars

Anne Bossert and Michael Allison | Furniture & Fiber Works Studio

If you know artful home, you know this is the garage where exceptional works of fine art and design originate by artist and woodworker Anne Bossert. Functional furniture and cabinets are complemented by the artist’s interest in fiber arts.


Art

David McBride & Sharon Downing | Painting Man Cave

This man cave comes complete with a beautiful Persian rug spread out to host a few friends for drinks, or to be rolled up when the painter is in residence. For her: storage — glorious storage surrounding a garage floor to dance on.


Art
Organization

Lori and Danny Feig-Sandoval | Historical 1940’s Cabin

Built in the1940’s as a log cabin, this space now houses the tools of an artisan builder sculpting in wood.


Organization
Art

Kent Obermann | Tuned Up Garage

It’s possible you’ll hear the music emanating from this tuned-up garage before you see the driveway. At the top of the stairs, it’s the paradise musicians dream of for rehearsing their next gig.


Music

Kendra Spanjer | Tricked Out Garage

Fine lines are tricks of the trade used by this artist working from her undersized garage. This is where she creates pinstriped works of art on vehicles and attention-grabbing signs of the time.


Art

The After-Tour Party | Old Town

Don’t stop with the Tour. Mix it up at the After-Tour Party with food, live music, beer and cocktails at the gorgeous grounds of Jeff Lebesch and Zia Zybko. Food truck fare will be available to complement your complimentary Porsche Punch. Hosted by RE/MAX Advanced and Ed Carroll Motor Company, this party will sell out. Get your Tour + After-Tour Party tickets today!


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