The Carnegie Center for Art and History is pleased to present its annual Public Art Project event #IamPublicArt held on Saturday, October 6 on Bank Street between Spring and Market Streets in downtown New Albany, IN. This free event begins immediately following the annual Harvest Homecoming Parade at approximately 2:00pm and continues until 5:00pm. #IamPublicArt is a one-day-only pop-up event celebrating creative expression and features temporary art installations, live mural painting, hands-on activities for all ages, skateboarding competitions, and live music.
The 2018 edition of #IamPublicArt continues its tradition of inviting local university groups to create site-specific art installations for the event. There will also be multiple hands-on, family friendly activities available for visitors to get their creative juices flowing, face painting, and live music provided by DJ Quinnette and indie rock band, Comforter.
Back by popular demand this year will be on-site skateboarding and games of S.K.A.T.E. competitions sponsored by Home Skate Shop in support of our New Albany Flow Park project. New to #IamPublicArt this year will be live mural painting, featuring local artists Liz Richter, Will Sieg III, Braylyn Stewart, and Juliet Taylor. Another new feature, #IAmPublicArt participants are invited to participate in oral history interviews.
The Carnegie Center has helped create over two dozen unique works of public art in New Albany since 2010, with public art installations ranging from steel sculptures to video projections, large floating inflatables, and soundscapes. Beginning in 2016, the Carnegie Center has focused its annual Public Art Project event on providing art experiences, creating opportunities for people to participate in art making, and to allow people to physically engage and interact with art and creative expression.
Visitors are encouraged to come early to watch the Harvest Homecoming Parade, the official kick-off to the Harvest Homecoming Festival. The Parade starts at 12 PM from New Albany High School, marches down Vincennes Street then takes a right on Spring Street and ends on Bank Street, right in front of the Carnegie Center and the #IamPublicArt event. The Harvest Homecoming Festival is also a proud supporter of Hope Southern Indiana, so please bring your canned goods to be collected during the parade.
***In the event of rain, art, activities, and music will be moved indoors at the Carnegie Center across the street, and the S.K.A.T.E. competitions will be rescheduled at a later date***
PLEASE BE SURE TO SEARCH #IAMPUBLICART ON INSTAGRAM TO SEE IMAGES AND VIDEOS VISITORS SHARED FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT!