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City of Moncton Seeking Applications for Art Gallery Tours


July 23, 2014

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is seeking applications from interested art galleries to participate in the 2014 Art Gallery Tours, taking place on September 27, 2014. During this annual self-guided, animated and interactive event, which is offered free of charge, participants have the opportunity to meet some of the Moncton area’s visual artists.

 

“We encourage all artistic galleries to register for the tour as it gives visitors an insider’s look at the creative process,” says Roxanne Richard, Cultural Development Officer with the City of Moncton. “This tour also highlights the talented visual artists in our community.”

 

Both commercial and non-commercial galleries are eligible to participate. Galleries chosen to participate must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Admission must be free of charge for the tour.
  • Studios and workshops are eligible to participate on the following conditions: 
    • They must be located in a public area.
    • They must be clean, safe and well organized.
    • They must have art on display during the tour.
  •  Studios, galleries or workshops in private homes are not eligible.
  •  Artists who don’t have a studio in a public area or building may pair up with other galleries for the day, and expose their works there. Any artist is welcome at Moncton City Hall (lobby), and most galleries that have the space are willing to welcome other artists for the day.
  •  Restaurants and other public locations that display the work of local artists are eligible on the following conditions:
    • They must meet the criteria listed above.
    • They must only be open for the tour. Restaurants that are open at the time of the tour are not eligible, so as to avoid disturbing clients of the restaurant and to prevent tour-goers from feeling like they are intruding on clients’ privacy.
    • All participating locations must be open for the entire duration of the tour, and must have someone on site to welcome the public as part of the Galleries Tour.
  • Galleries are responsible for their own programming; however, the City will promote it.

Interested participants must fill out the online registration form at moncton.ca, before Thursday, August 7, 2014.

 

This annual event is being presented as part of Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture. Groups and artists interested in presenting an event are encouraged to visit www.culturedays.ca for more information.

 

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Media Contacts:

 

 

Roxanne Richard

Cultural Development Officer

City of Moncton

506-877-7775 / Roxanne.richard@moncton.ca

 

Nicole Melanson

Communications, City of Moncton

506-383-6214 / nicole.melanson@moncton.ca