The Prime 8 Art League Announces Brooklyn Boulders Chicago Art Contest

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The Prime 8 Art League will be holding a contest to select two Chicago-based artists to paint portions of Brooklyn Boulder Chicago's new 25,000 square foot west loop facility.

The Prime 8 Art League is excited to announce a special contest to select two Chicago-based artists to create original artwork for the new Brooklyn Boulders Chicago (BKB Chicago bkbchicago.com) West Loop facility. Each winning artist will be commissioned to produce an on-site mural, or other agreed upon artwork, within the facility’s rock climbing space, which will be seen by an estimated 80,000 people a year.

To select the winners, the Prime 8 Art League is holding a submission contest open to Chicago-based artists age 18 and over. The open submission period for the contest runs from Friday, October 3rd to Friday, October 24th. Artists should visit prime8artleague.com and upload a representative sample of their work, along with their contact information and link to their online portfolio. All qualified submissions will be judged by the Prime 8 Art League and BKB Chicago. Winners will be announced on Friday November 14th.

Each winning artist will receive:

  •     A 1 year membership to BKB Chicago (approximate value $1300)
  •     Stipend for work-related supplies (amount TBD)
  •     An artist showcase as a Featured Artist on BKB Chicago’s website

As this is a competition celebrating Chicago’s one-of-a-kind arts scene, winning artists must reside within 10 miles of the city limits. (Sorry Rockford-area artists.) All Chicago artists are eligible, but Chicago street artists and muralists will be given preference and are strongly encouraged to submit their work.

BKB Chicago is a unique concept that reimagines the form and function of what a collaborative co-working space can be. The facility features 23,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain, complete fitness machine selection, a wide ranging assortment of fitness classes, and special events, as well as untraditional and unexpected amenities that blend art, culture, music and entrepreneurship.

About Brooklyn Boulders Chicago: Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) builds and operates hybrid rock climbing facilities anchored by the premise that physicality stimulates innovation and creativity. Our new 25,000 square foot facility is slated to open fall 2014 in Chicago’s West Loop. BKB Chicago will offer progressive climbing and fitness experiences while providing an unconventional platform to bring the arts, music, and entrepreneurial communities together. Join us as we experiment in building a new generation of community spaces that stimulate the body as much as the mind.

About Prime 8 Art League: The Prime 8 Art League exists to support emerging and practicing artists. The Prime 8 Art League is made possible through the generous support of Gorilla Group and our amazing sponsors and partners across the Chicagoland area.

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