April 30th, 2009

Coming soon to Park City…

A project inspired by the “Moose on the Loose” campaign in 2004. Get ready for “Dogs Of Bark City!” Large, medium and small dogs will strut their stuff and make their entrance into the Park City art scene (with your help, of course). Friends of Animals, Mountain Trails and Park City Performing Arts Foundation are joining paws to bring this public art project to town. The proceeds will benefit the non-profits as well as the Artists.

Your canine inspirations can embody whatever the muse moves you to create. Your dog will be delivered in June and you will have at least 2 months to transform it. Unveilings will begin as soon as works are completed, with a final deadline of September 15th. The transformed pups will be displayed on the streets and in the stores of Summit County concluding with a gala auction on December 28th.

Special events are planned through the summer and fall to generate interest.  Sponsors and artists will be promoted in print, on the Web, at events, and in the streets.

The dogs are made of fiberglass and come in 3 sizes; Large; 46″, Medium; 30″ Small; 17″. Once you have finished, the dogs will be clear coated (if appropriate) to protect your design.

Each artist selected by the jury will receive 20% of the net auction price. (If desired, $200 of the net auction price can be provided up front.)

Artists selected will receive the following in addition to the stipend:

• Participating Artists Community Showing at The Kimball Art Center, Date TBD

• Artist’s name recognition in the Dogs of Bark City Guide Book

• Artist’s name on the dog’s display plaque

• Your dog design, your bio and contact information on the Dogs of Bark City website

• 2 tickets to the kickoff event

• 2 tickets to the Dec 28th gala auction

For more information and a formal application please contact Park City Performing Arts Foundation at 435-655-8252. Ask for Abby or Ginger.

Or stop by the following locations: Park City Performing Arts Foundation at 333 Main Street Suite 130 or Furburbia located at Tanger Outlet Mall.