Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 -- Each year, Shopping in Aurora, Colorado, becomes more beautiful thanks to the annual Art 2C On Havana Street Sculpture & Exhibit Competition, which in 2013 drew international participation and for which a Colorado sculptor took first place. The competition is managed by the Havana Business Improvement District (BID), dba On Havana Street, and the City of Aurora’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP).
“This Aurora program draws people to the shopping district and enhances our culture and aesthetics,” said Gayle Jetchick, Havana BID Executive Director and member of the Art 2C On Havana Street Selection Committee. “It’s had a positive impact on our local economy. We’re proud but not surprised to see it compared to programs in Los Angeles and other major cities.”
2013 marked the third installment of the competition which, with interest from sculptors in Connecticut, London and Iran, drew national attention and international participation. Eleven sculptures were installed over the first two weeks in October. They will remain on display through September 2014 on Havana Street in Aurora, Colorado, from E. 1st Ave. to just beyond E. Yale Ave.
At the October 18, 2013 Art 2C On Havana Street Awards Gala, Colorado artist Lorri Acott took first and third place for her sculptures "Conversation with Myself" and "Peace," respectively. Aurora, Colorado, artist David Farquharson earned second place for his sculpture, "Illuminate!"
"Conversation with Myself" is on display outside The Stampede, 2340 S. Havana Street. "Illuminate!" is on Main Street at The Gardens on Havana Street. A smart phone enhances the visual experience with this sculpture. "Peace" is at The Summit Steakhouse, 2700 S. Havana St. The rest will be on display at these locations through September 2014:
• Havana Auto Parts, 901 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• Noodles & Company at The Gardens on Havana, 10550 E. Garden Dr., Aurora, CO
• Havana Tower, 1450 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• Zhanna’s Day Spa, 1350 S. Ironton St. #100, Aurora, CO
• Mark Vissering State Farm Insurance, 1852 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• Havana Street Station, 1911 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• M-Mart, 2000 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• Autawash, 2281 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
• Bicycle Village, 2802 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO
Some of the exhibits are for sale. Interested parties please contact AIPP at (303) 739-6747 or mkoernig (at) auroragov (dot) org.
Also in October On Havana Street:
4th Annual Spooky Walk Halloween Trick-or-Treating Event
Saturday, October 26, 2013, Noon – 4:00 PM, The Gardens On Havana
This annual event provides a safe environment for Halloween family fun. Aurora shoppers can get their picture taken in costume to be entered into the costume contest for a chance to win cash prizes. No purchase necessary. The costume contest is Noon – 2:00 PM. Petco at The Gardens On Havana is sponsoring its annual Pet Costume Contest 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. There is no cost to attend or participate.
About Havana Business Improvement District
The Havana Business Improvement District (BID) dba On Havana Street is a special district in Colorado created in 2007 by business and neighborhood leaders and Aurora city staff working together to build a stronger, better community. The District makes a difference by focusing on unique, culturally diverse events and fun new things to do and working to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. For more information please contact Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director info (at) OnHavanaStreet (dot) com, (303) 360-7505.
Gayle Jetchick, Havana Business Improvement District, http://www.onhavanastreet.com/, 303-360-7505, [email protected]
SOURCE Havana Business Improvement District