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San Marcos Chicken Parade, A Unique Call for Artists

chicken_crossing_logoSan Marcos CA – A unique call for artists from the San Marcos Arts Council as the council is welcoming 2-D and 3-D artists to apply for its upcoming Chicken Parade.

The first annual Chicken Parade, in partnership with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce will feature a limited number of chicken sculptures throughout a list of local businesses. The Parade will officially run from July 4th to September 30th, in which time businesses involved will be displaying artist-adorned chicken sculptures as a city-wide scavenger hunt and exhibition.
The goal of the Chicken Parade is to foster connections between local businesses, San Diego artists and the 90,000 residents of San Marcos meanwhile working to raise funds for the Council’s mission, to “foster and promote an arts environment that enriches the community and envision a culturally exciting and artistically vibrant community wherein all forms of the arts flourish.”

Artists of all kinds are invited to apply. Applications are due no later than May 20, 2014. Please visit www.SanMarcosArtsCouncil.com to obtain an Artists Application or contact Tonya Lenz at sanmarcosartscouncil@gmail.com, subject “Chicken Parade artist question” for artist details.

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2014 Chicken Parade in conjunction with coloring projects for youth and social media competitions for all ages. All Chicken Parade activities are free of charge. Visit the Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sanmarcosarts for project and competition details.

Important Dates:
Artist Application due by May 20, 2014.
Chicken Parade from July 4 – September 30, 2014
Chicken Sculptures go on sale October 19, 2014, at the San Marcos Horse Heritage event.
Chicken Parade Finally October 23, 2014 at the monthly Chamber Mixer held at the San Marcos Historical Society.

Where:
Visit www.SanMarcosArtsCouncil.com for Chicken Parade details and maps.
To get involved, volunteer or make a meaningful donation to the San Marcos Arts Council, email sanmarcosartscouncil@gmail.com.

About the San Marcos Arts Council

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The San Marcos Arts Council (SMAC), is an all-volunteer Board working to promote and advance artistic activity in the community, primarily through education, exposing the public to the fine and performing arts, and serving as a community resource in promoting artistic development throughout San Marcos and the 78 Corridor. Since its inception in 2009, the Council has regularly hosted free hands-on activities at community events, partnered with artists and non-profits, as well as sponsored artist workshops. A San Marcos City grant in 2013 had allowed the Council to reach new heights in programming and outreach. Visit the Council at www.SanMarcosArtsCouncil.com.