1624 Keepsake Challenge

1624 Keepsake Challenge

This is fun: The Albany Center Gallery is heading up a different sort of public art project -- the 1624 Keepsake Challenge. Blurbage:

As part of the 1624 Keepsake Challenge, we will be inviting residents and visitors to create 1,624 hand-painted trading cards at events and locations throughout the City of Albany. Pieces will be displayed at Albany City Hall in April, as a prelude to the Annual Tulip Festival. Then, the cards will be used to create a work of art to be presented to Albany's Sister City in the Netherlands, Nijmegen. This gift is a symbol of the revitalization of the Sister City relationship and Albany's commitment to establishing an ongoing cultural exchange.
To make this project successful, we need your help. Create a trading card that reflects your vision of Albany. Think about your favorite place, or thing to do. Think about what makes Albany special. Then, create! This is a great activity for residents and business owners, providing a fun and creative way to reflect our city pride.

ACG is coordinating with the city of Albany and Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau on the project. And all three are serving as sites where people can pick up and drop off the cards and supplies.

There's also info at that link about how a business or org can become a trading card creation site.

The deadline for having a card included in the project is April 28.

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