Join the Art Guild of the Delta for the 4th Annual Banner Up! Program

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Join the Art Guild of the Delta (AGD) for the 4th Annual Banner Up! program. This popular program is sponsored by City of Brentwood Economic Development, City of Brentwood Arts Commission and Art Guild of the Delta (AGD).

AGD is looking for talented artists of all ages to create original works of public art on 69 vinyl banners (24” x 48”) that will be hung throughout Brentwood’s beautiful downtown during the months of June, July and August. The banners will add a bright and festive touch to the downtown streets (Oak, 1st, 2nd and Chestnut Streets) and City Park. They will be displayed on the Brentwood Community Center (35 Oak Street) Public Art Walls during September, offering the public ample opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of artwork created by their friends and neighbors.

A Benefit Auction will be held October 3rd at the Brentwood Community Center (35 Oak Street) from 6-9 pm.  The proceeds of each banner sale will be split equally between the participating artist and the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. This is a great opportunity for artists to share their work with the community.

There is no cost for artists to obtain a banner. Banner pickup will be on the following dates at Delta Gallery Community Art Center (2485 Sand Creek Rd., Suite 128, Brentwood): March 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th from 12 to 4 pm.

A call for artists with complete information and an application can be obtained from the following website: www.artguildofthedelta.org/bannerup .

A completed application is required for pickup of a banner (one per artist). Completed banners must be returned on or before May 9th (between 12 and 4 pm) with a completed submittal form to Delta Gallery.

The Art Guild of the Delta is a local art organization based in East Contra Costa County that was founded in 2013 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of building a network of artists to work together to promote and inspire creative influence amongst themselves and their community. AGD brings together people with a mutual interest in the fine arts while promoting camaraderie and ethical principles and practices, as well as fostering creativity among artists. AGD is of service to the community by providing a cohesive and congenial group who promotes arts and advancement in all areas of artistic endeavors. AGD provides scholarships to art students at local high schools and Los Medanos College, provides art classes to the community through the Delta Gallery, and provides a means for local artists to display their art (Delta Gallery).

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble was launched in March 2018, bringing together a seasoned team of performing artists, business leaders and educators all with the same mission – to entertain, educate and enrich their circle of local communities by offering diverse and quality theatrical experiences. The Ghostlight team was particularly interested in attracting top talent to its auditions, with the goal of motivating those from outside the immediate community to come out to the East County region to see the arts and culture of the area. Through its network of support developed with local government, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble engages community members in its mission, encouraging local talent, backstage personnel and others to create live theater that may be enjoyed on both sides of the lights.

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble is a young company, but already its productions have impacted thousands of people who either attended their productions or were involved in putting them on. Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble also offers classes during the summer as part of their Performing Arts Youth Academy (PAYA) and Senior Performing Arts Academy (PASA) for age-55+ participants. For more information about Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble, contact Helen Dixon (Artistic Director) at [email protected], or visit ghostlightte.org.

Please direct questions about the Banner Up! program or Art Guild of the Delta to Frank Littman at [email protected] .

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