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Artists Wanted for New Art in Public Places Exhibit

“Street Seats” to be displayed downtown in June

Stamford, CT | Added on January 14, 2014 At 03:39 PM

The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is calling on artists to submit designs for “Street Seats in Stamford Downtown.”  The outdoor interactive sculpture exhibit will display benches that have been painted, sculpted, and decorated by selected artists throughout downtown Stamford from June to August.  

The outdoor exhibit is part of the DSSD’s Art in Public Places initiative to bring free art to the public. Previous exhibits included “The Cow Parade,” “Art-0-Mibiles”, “Stamford Safari”, “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs”, and “Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown.”

 “The exhibit will once again engage the talent of the local and regional art community and captivate the imagination of young and old alike,” The DSSD said in a release.

Design submissions will be reviewed by a jury, which will select a pool of final designs for sponsor review and selection. The benches will arrive as unpainted wooden sculptures ready to be transformed by the chosen artists. At the end of the exhibit, the benches will be auctioned, with a portion of the proceeds going to a charity.

Applications are due to the Stamford Downtown office on Friday, February 14. For more information or to download an application for “Street Seats in Stamford Downtown” visit

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