Art on Fire 2021
Encore! Mt. Morris is pleased to bring back Art on Fire artistic hydrant painting. Interested artists (no residency requirements) will be encouraged to ‘Pick-a Plug’ to paint in Mt. Morris and submit a registration form, with your design concept. Registration is now open through July 23rd. Painting can not begin until your application has been approved and must be completed by August 8th, 2021. The goal of this program is to embrace local artistic talents while displaying creative artwork throughout the community. There is no specific theme, though artists are encouraged to incorporate the character of the surrounding environment and neighborhood into their artwork. Photos of each newly painted hydrant will be displayed online at EncoreMtMorris.com. The public will be asked to vote for their favorite ‘Painted Plug’.
There is no cost to enter. Artists are responsible for providing their own materials, brushes, etc. Participating artists will receive an Encore ‘Art on Fire’ tee shirt. Winners of the public voting will be announced on Straw-Fest day, Saturday, August 28th. Registration forms are available here Art-on-Fire Registration and at the Mt. Morris Village Hall.
Our Artist-in-Residence is available to help with design ideas and answer questions, email ArtFire@EncoreMtMorris.com with any questions or Call 815-734-6425.
Please note; existing hydrant artwork that is in good shape will not be painted over.