Search Begins for 8/4 Memorial Artist

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The 8/4 Memorial Committee is seeking artists, designers, or architects to design a public artwork to serve as a memorial for the victims of the tragic events that took place in The Oregon District on August 4, 2019. Eligible artists are invited to provide the necessary information via The Contemporary Dayton’s Request for Qualifications by December 5, 2022. The project expectations were carefully established following several public input surveys and meetings. “This memorial is about connection and coming together,” said Sandra K. Gudorf, co-chair of the 8/4 Memorial Committee. “We are looking for an artist or group of artists who can understand how this event affected our community and how they can help us pay tribute to the nine people we lost and the countless others who were impacted.”

The Co will host artist information sessions at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch on Thursday, October 20, and at the Wesley Community Center on Saturday, November 5. The Co will also organize artist team meet-up sessions via ZOOM to allow interested artists to connect and form teams that meet the eligibility criteria on Wednesday, November 2, at 6 p.m.; Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m.; and on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 p.m.

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