Mauldin Public Art Trail 2021 Submissions
The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council are accepting proposals for the 2021 Mauldin Public Art Trail installation at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The Public Art Trail lines the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center, with a new work commissioned each year. This annual program seeks to beautify the community with public art displays created by South Carolina artists for years to come.
This year’s theme, “Heroes and Leaders,” was selected in the wake of COVID-19. We have seen the terms heroes and leaders be used to describe many groups of people who have not traditionally been given such a title. Across the globe, governing bodies have set forth policies to increase the safety of humankind; healthcare workers have compromised their own safety to care for and save the lives of those infected; manufacturers have grown their production efforts in an attempt to ensure there were enough supplies and medical equipment to go around; innovators and researchers have worked tirelessly to find a vaccination; and individuals have practiced social distancing and isolation to protect the immunocompromised.
Artists’ submissions should reflect finding extraordinary in the ordinary and/or the work of the aforementioned during a pandemic.