Wabash Arts Corridor Announces Photo Competition

Published on Apr 04, 2014

The Wabash Arts Corridor is hosting a campus-wide competition that will award each winner a $1,000 prize and a prime spot for their artwork.

Current students and recent alumni can submit up to three images to be considered for large-scale banners that will be hung on the 72 E. 11th Street and 33 E. Congress buildings.

Formed a year ago by Columbia, the Wabash Arts Corridor seeks to turn the neighborhood into a dynamic arts corridor that reflects the creativity of Columbia community and promote the college's ongoing commitment of partnering with local businesses.

The Wabash Arts Corridor Advisory Council is responsible for the installation of large-scale fashion photography on the exterior of the Hilton Chicago, a mural project on George’s Lounge, and the expansion of the Papermaker’s Garden, among other installations. They also planned the very successful Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl in September 2013.

Students interested in entering the contest must submit their work online by May 2nd. The applications includes a spot for the entrant to pick a preferred building. The 33 E. Congress banner (48 ft. width x 43 ft. height) will be displayed on the building's south-facing wall and the 72 E. 11th Street banner (46 ft. width x 34 ft. height) will be displayed on the building's west-facing wall. Eligibility and other competition details can be found at: colum.edu/waccrawl.

To learn more about the competition and other projects, join the WAC for an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 12:00pm in Hokin Hall (623 S. Wabash, Room 109). 

Questions about the contest should be directed to deps@colum.edu.