Visual artists are invited to submit proposals for Hapeville's “Sharing Our Stories” public art project. Scheduled for installation in the month July 2017, these works of visual art will be placed throughout Hapeville’s downtown arts district in celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary. Installations will be permanent and based on one or more oral histories that are available online.
The works of art will celebrate the history of the community as a whole and the individual histories of its diverse residents past and present. The oral history files are divided into three folders: oral histories recorded in 1979; oral histories recorded in the community in 2015/2016; and video recordings of interviews with Senior adults and students at Hapeville Elementary recorded in 2016.
Once installed, each artwork will include a QR code that will allow visitors to access an audio recording of the artist explaining the work along with the oral history that inspired it. Visual art installed for this project will become a part of a walking tour of public art in downtown Hapeville. This project is funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Hapeville Main Street Program.
Projects will reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well-researched, well-planned and feasible. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:
• Sculptural or visual installations;
• Gateway or entrance works;
• Utilization of fences or screening devices;
• Amenities for visitors – such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles;
• Plantings or environmental works
The works of art chosen for installation will be incorporated into a walking tour of public art in Hapeville’s downtown arts district and should be presented for location in one of the following areas of downtown Hapeville:
1. The plaza adjacent to the Depot Museum and Welcome Center
2. The “Arts Alley” located behind businesses along North Central Avenue
3. The Dearborn Plaza parking lot
4. Jess Lucas Park
5. Other areas along North and South Central Avenues roughly between Dogwood Drive and Dearborn Plaza
Questions can be emailed to
. Please include the subject line "Sharing Our Stories Question."