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Tulip Times Announces a New Call to Artists for a Public Art Project

Tulip Times Announces a New Call to Artists for a Public Art Project

To fully celebrate the Dutch cultural icon of the bicycle, Tulip Time will incorporate bicycles into a unique, temporary public art installation.

Tulip Time is inviting the community (individuals, families, and organizations) to be a part of a community-sourced public art project named “Pedals in Bloom.” Community members are encouraged to decorate bicycles and bike parts to create temporary works of art that will be on display throughout downtown Holland during the festival. Participants should use their creativity, joy and passion to create unique works of art that embody the theme of “Pedals in Bloom.”

Tulip Time is asking participants to draw inspiration from many different sources. Think of famous artists - Van Gogh, Vermeer, Mondrian, Rembrandt. Use books, legends, word play or a song as inspiration. Take flower “pedals” to a whole new level. Feel free to paint, embellish or deconstruct and reconstruct a bicycle into a totally new shape. In other words, Tulip Time wants these bicycle sculptures to be colorful, whimsical, and fun!

Tulip Time will supply 1 bike (and some bike parts) for each accepted submission as well as a base on which to attach their finished work of art. The rest is up to the artists!

Tulip Time will create a walking tour map of the bicycle sculptures and there will be a “scavenger hunt” as well as a People‘s Choice vote feature for visitors to participate in during the festival. The creator of the winning sculpture in People’s Choice vote will win $500.

Details, inspiration, and submission forms are available on Tulip Time’s web site: Submission Forms and concept drawings are due October 20, 2023. Finished sculptures will be due April 15-18, 2024.

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