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Art Committee is looking for Halloween art participants in Fayette County’s Annual Scarecrow competition

The Fayette County Public Art Committee is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Scarecrow Competition.

Get in touch with your family's creative side at the 3rd Annual Fayette County Scarecrow Competition. Participants will construct their scarecrows at the County Administration Building, 140 Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville on October 15 and 16.

School groups, scouts, church groups, clubs, families, individuals, and artists can all show your creative flair and build your scarecrow in this year's event. All scarecrows will be on full display in Downtown Fayetteville and will be part of the annual Halloween event. Prizes given to the top entries.

Need the perfect stuffing? The county will provide shredded paper for participants to stuff their small garbage bags for use as stuffing for their scarecrows. This technique is great for withstanding the rain! Participants are asked to bring your own straw, small garbage bags and scarecrow creation supplies.

Let your imagination run wild! Each scarecrow must be attached to a five-foot metal pole in the ground which the county government will provide when you enter. Click here to find the guidelines for the scarecrows.

There is no entry fee and participants must officially enter to participate. Come out to join the fun and take your family selfies and fall photos with the scarecrows!

To enter the scarecrow building event, email fcpac@fayettecountyga.gov by Wednesday, October 12 with your contact information and how many scarecrows you plan to build. If you have any questions, please call 770-305-5103



County Public Arts Committee sponsoring second annual fire hydrant art contest for students

Fayette County, Georgia, April 13, 2016 – The Fayette County Public Arts Committee is looking forward to more of our county’s creative students getting involved creating more public art.  There is no better way to expose your art to the general public than with the fire hydrant painting contest.

Inspired by an idea used in several communities across the nation, the committee is announcing the second annual Fayette County Fire Hydrant Art Competition for all high school students. This spring, selected fire hydrants throughout Fayette County will be available for student artists to paint. The goal of this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local student artists and placing their creative artwork on public display throughout the community.

“We have all these fire hydrants just sitting there in very public places, looking dull and institutional, but we want to turn the tables and make them part of our creative culture,” said Committee Chairman Steve Brown.  “There are so many talented young artists in Fayette County and most of their art work is hidden a building somewhere, so this is going to be a very creative way for them to get some public exposure and have a lot of fun in the process.

Interested artists (High School Students in Fayette County Schools) will be permitted to “adopt” fire hydrants within the corporate limits of Fayette County and create artistic designs for them. There is no specific theme for this program. However, artists are encouraged to incorporate the character of the surrounding environment and neighborhood into their artwork. The Fayette County Public Arts Committee will award winners for the best hydrant designs. There is no cost to apply for the program and all paints and brushes are supplied by the committee.

Founded in 2014, the purpose of The Fayette County Public Art Committee (FCPAC) is to find ways to use art to enhance the County’s reputation, to contribute to the civic environment, and to enrich the lives of citizens and visitors through the involvement of professional artists to integrate public artwork throughout Fayette County. The FCPAC aims to acquire, cultivate, and perform responsible stewardship of public art to enhance the dignity of the County through the commitment to artists and their disciplines as integral elements of economic vitality and development.

Each student artist must turn in a design one template sheets for approval.  A student artist can turn in multiple designs.

The deadline for submitting design templates is May 2 by 5:00 p.m.  For more information or to submit design templates, email Tameca White at FCPAC@fayettecountyga.gov

Examples from last year’s event are below.

The Elephant in the Library

The Fayette County Public Library is featuring an exhibit "Literacy through Art" created by The Joseph Sams School (JSS) Early Intervention Classes. Misty Lackey, Art Educator at JSS. . .full story

The Fayette County Commissioners and members of the Public Arts Committee congratulated the winners of the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Competition at its November 12, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting. Winners included 1st Place: Coach Cepada Cloud; 2nd Place: Blaze Shermon; 3rd Place: Girl Scout Troop #15017 and Honorable Mention: Carisa Green and McIntosh High School, Dan Marsden and family and Nina Madrid (not pictured) and Mary Nalls (not pictured).
The Public Arts Committee would like to thank Twisted Taco in Fayetteville, Grazing Here in Peachtree City and Pascal's Bistro in Peachtree City for their gift card donations.


The Fayette County Commissioners and members of the Public Arts Committee congratulated the winners of the Local Arts Award at its November 12, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting. The purpose of the Local Public Art Awards is to recognize groups or individuals who promote public art in Fayette County in the categories of Educator, Patron, Civic and Performing Art.  The committee seeks to honor individuals from the community (artists, parents, funders, teachers and leaders of community or arts organizations, etc.) who demonstrate passion and leadership through public art. 
 
The recipients of the 2015 Local Public Art Awards are Lina Martin (volunteer Peeples Elementary) and the Peeples Cultural Arts Week Committee for the Arts Civic Award; Kathleen Senger (Peachtree City Civic Ballet Company) for the Performing Arts Award and Lori Thomas (Whitewater High School art teacher) for the Arts Educator Award.

 

The Fayette County Commissioners and members of the Public Arts Committee in conjunction with Saville Studios of Peachtree City, congratulated the winners of the 6th Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition at its November 12, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting. Winners recognized (left to right) William Manwaring for the Creepiest Pumpkin; Sarah O'Keeffe for Best in Show and Sophie Thompson for the Prettiest Pumpkin.  Those not present: Brielle Rowan for the Scariest Pumpkin; Damini Sevener for the Most Original and Calder Zimmerman for the Funniest Pumpkin.