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Over the past year, residents have expressed interest in a variety of events they would like to attend. Events that enhance local art culture in Largo has been greatly voiced. On August 24th, the Recreation, Parks, and Art Department held a community input session with local artists and art advocates in order to define the upcoming March 31st event: Art in Largo Central Park. We welcome your input to the topics discussed.  Let's build the Art in Largo Central Park event together!

Topics

These are responses that came out of the input session: 

  * Inclusive: all forms of art should be included.

- Musicians set-up in areas around the event

- Interactive art (glass blowing, painting demonstration, etc...)

- Dance 

- Sculpture

- Art Bizarre

- Live Art

- Exquisite Arts

- Body Painting

- Group Mural (raffle it off at the end of the event?)

* In setting the scope, we should prioritize accessibility and diversity for attendants and artists

* Young artists should be given a section/reduced fees: “Student Section” of H.S. and College artists

- Suggestion: Tiered fees

- All H.S. student artists can be selected for the HS tent – free (selected by LHS art teacher)

- College students have a tent to be selected for – reduced fee (selected by Dean of SPC College of Fine Arts)

- Emerging Artists – must provide own tent – reduced fee

- Established Artist – must provide own tent 

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During the input session, the following ideas were discussed:

- Using friendly language, we should encourage emerging artists to prepare artist statements in order to get them on their way to showing at larger exhibits 

- Community members should be included in the choosing of who can represent their art in the event

- Requirements should be that all art be hand-crafted (crafters, makers, specific goods, food art, etc...)

- Should we have a Juried Art Show? 

- PROs: artists will be more inclined to participate

- CONs: funding for awards

- Ideas: local busiesses to sponsor cash prizes, no cash prizes/ artists will be more enticed to sell at the event

- Networks to be involved:

- PAVA

- Local alliances from Largo, Clearwater, St. Pete, etc…

- Junior League (Art Harvest in Dunedin)

- North Pinellas Arts Alliance

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- Recognize local businesses helping the art community by sharing information about them through Facebook and the City website

- Feature an artist periodically through the City social medi

- More public art 

- Map out our current art stops: create a pamphlet with our attractions (support local businesses who host art) → Art Walk (could create a passport to art exhibits in Largo)

- Bigger art presence online → incentives to “check-in” to places that support local art

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