Monday, July 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Banners go up for bid at the Art and Wine fest

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THE BANNERS are ready for sale. Democrat file photo

Banners on Parade is a self-supporting, community art project that promotes the arts in Placerville. Every year, a new exhibit of beautifully painted banners is installed on the light poles on Main Street.

After the exhibit, the banners are sold during a silent auction at the Placerville Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Placerville Art on Parade is the overall name for the community art project started in 2005 to enhance downtown Placerville.

The first two years were 3D art projects. The first year featured decorated Wheelbarrows on Parade, the second year was Wine Barrels on Parade and for the last five years the project has been large canvas banners painted by local artists and known as Banners on Parade.

Artists from previous years and interested new artists are sent information and application packets early in the year. The artists fill out the applications and submit their designs in the early spring. Next the selected artists spend about six weeks painting the banners on the front and back. After completion the banners are judged by local art teachers.

The winners, usually a first, second, third and three honorable mentions, are chosen in late May at the Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center and then the banners are hung along Main Street.

The banners are photographed and placed in brochure so that visitors to Main Street can identify the artists. People can stroll on Main Street, view the banners and learn about the art.

The banners hang on the light poles from early June through early October. Then come down for display on Main Street during the Art and Wine festival. Visitors can then bid on the banners.

The proceeds from the silent auction help fund the art exhibit for the next year. Local sponsors also help to fund the public art project.

To see the 2012 Banners on Parade visit
placerville-downtown.org/Banners2012/BannersPg1.html.

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