The Summerland Community Arts Council (SCAC) is providing the opportunity for artists to show their creativity with the community’s banners.
Every year 158 banners are hung around Summerland from May to October, and this year the SCAC has chosen to retire 24 of them as they begin to show their age. The use of the banners won’t stop with their removal from the streets though, as the SCAC is hosting a community challenge where artists can take one of the banners and use it however they want to create an art piece.
The challenge is called Banners Reborn 2.0, and is the second time they have done this, with the first coming in 2013. With a $20 deposit that is returned when the art piece with the banner is turned in for display, artists can receive a banner to create whatever type of art piece they want. As the SCAC put it, there is no theme for the pieces, and the only limit is imagination.
The deadline for turning the banners in is Feb. 12, and they will be put on display in a gallery from Feb. 18 through March 12. There is a $100 prize for the community choice winner, and the banners are available on a first come, first serve basis. To get a banner, either call 250-494-4494 or pick one up from the SCAC Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.