Lighthouse Recycling Project
In 2016 Parrsboro's Main Street took on a new look with the Lighthouse Recycling Project. Thirteen lighthouses were constructed by Lyman Willigar with materials donated by Granby Furnaces and funds provided by the town. Thirteen artists from 24 submissions were chosen to paint each of the lighthouses. Each lighthouse was sponsored by a business in the community that contributed $250.00 which was given directly to the artist. Each lighthouse will have a caretaker and the recyclable bottle returns will be used for their not-for-profit organization. Businesses taking part:Ken's Grocery, Napa Auto Parts, Fundy Building Supplies, Archway Insurance, The Hall, Wheaton's Irving, Granby, Town of Parrsboro, FORCE, Tim Hortons and Parrsboro People, Places & Pets Enhancement Society. Artists: Taiya Barss, Jacquie Boucher, Krista Wells, Tatiana Galliac, Christine Marguerite Peers, Melanie Morrissey, Alex Pfaff, Megan Dockrill, Jeff Roberts, Catherine Myers, and Laura McNutt.
3rd Annual Art Installation Fiesta
Invitation to all Artists
2013/14 exhibitor, artists Doris & Claude SoleyThis is a call out to all artists who are interested in being part of Parrsboro’s Main Street sculptural exhibit for the summer of 2016.
This will be the fourth year with our Main Street project. The previous three years have had great success reaching a “from away” clientele with exceptional coverage received on CTV and in the Chronicle Herald. Some of the participating artists in the past have had great success with pieces being sold off our Main Street.
This year we will be offering two awards:
- The People’s Choice Award & The Cumberland County Art Council Award.
- Each artist recognized for these titles will be awarded $500.00 each.
We are promoting, “Renewal”, of our community and invite artists to contribute by displaying their work on our Main Street.
There is no size restriction.
All work must be suitable for the outdoor elements.
Delivery and pick-up will be the responsibility of the artist.
2014 exhibitor, artist Tim FreemanFoundation preparation work will be done by the Town of Parrsboro. Project Facilitator, Taylor Redmond, will have to be notified of all requirements for foundation work by May 2nd, 2016.
Insurance for the pieces will have to be arranged by the artists, liability will be covered by The Town of Parrsboro.
Artists will be requested to participate in our Installation Fiesta, on June 4th, at which time the artists will be required to install their work.
Work will remain on site until October 22nd, at which time the artists will be required to remove their work.
The Peoples Choice Award & The Cumberland County Art Council Award, will be announced on September 3rd, 2016.
Installation date is June 4th, 2016 all day long
Please contact Town Hall, attention Taylor Redmond, to confirm your participation and to arrange any requirements for your art installation. The option of selling your work to the public is available and will be assisted by Taylor Redmond. The Town of Parrsboro will receive 20% of art sales to be put into our Main Street Sculpture fund. Monies will be used to buy one art piece each year for our Legacy Collection and to assist in installation costs required by some artists, example: cement foundations.
Read "On Parrsboro's Main Street, every sculpture tells a story" (Chronicle Herald, July 13, 2013)
See Dan MacIntosh's story on CTV