Artists, Musicians and Dancers Wanted for Outdoor Art Festival

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on July 14, 2014 12:56pm 

 The Queens Art Intervention, scheduled to take place on Sept. 20, will invite artists to present their projects outdoors and engage the local community.
The Queens Art Intervention, scheduled to take place on Sept. 20, will invite artists to present their projects outdoors and engage the local community.
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Rego Park Green Alliance

QUEENS — Queens streets will be transformed into an art space this fall.

The Rego Park Green Alliance, a nonprofit promoting various projects that seek to engage the local community, is seeking artists, musicians, dancers, poets and others to perform outdoors around the borough as part of a day-long art festival this fall.

The Queens Art Intervention, scheduled to take place on Sept. 20, will invite artists of all kinds to present their projects outdoors in a bid to "leave a splash of art, brighten someone's day, cause people to think differently, increase collaboration across communities,” the organizers said.

The group, which is accepting applications from artists who want to participate, is planning to host about 15 to 20 events. The initiative is open to all artists, as long as they are willing to perform in Queens, organizers said. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

"We are looking to have interventions all over Queens,” said Yvonne Shortt, executive director of the group.

“It can be anything — from somebody working on a new mural to a symphony [performed] outside and being conducted by the community.”

In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sept. 27.

The group will pay artists a stipend of $100.

Those interested in participating can email the Rego Park Green Alliance at yvonne@regoparkgreenalliance.org, or for more information about the event, go here.

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