This month, the Knoxville History Project is launching “Downtown Art Wraps” – a collection of traffic engineering boxes graphically wrapped on three sides showcasing locally significant artwork from Knoxville’s past.
Downtown Art Wraps not only add a splash of color downtown, but also engage visitors and educate the community about Knoxville’s artistic heritage. Each box showcases world class artwork, a photograph of the artist, a short biography describing the artist’s connection to Knoxville, plus sponsor and project partner recognition.
The first two boxes on Gay Street feature Catherine Wiley and Charles Krutch and are sponsored by City People. The third in the series will feature marble sculptor, Albert Milani, on Main Street later this month to be sponsored by McCarty Holsaple McCarty.
Many of the paintings have been selected from Knoxville Museum of Art’s permanent collection, Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee. We hope residents and visitors will explore the museum’s collection for the first time or through new eyes after discovering this public arts initiative. Artists include: Catherine Wiley, Charles Krutch, Carl Sublett, Robert Birdwell, Albert Milani, and others.
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Please contact Paul James, Development Director at 865-300-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA COVERAGE: Inside of Knoxville
This November, KHP will be supporting the City of Knoxville’s statewide conference for Public Works by producing a history booklet on the history of public works since the city was founded in 1791.
This fall, the KHP will deliver a publication on the history of the City of Knoxville’s Public Works for the Tennessee Chapter of American Public Works Association conference to be held in Knoxville, November 7-9, 2017.
In addition to the publication, KHP Director, Jack Neely, will also deliver a Technical Session Presentation during the conference.
This project will tell the story of how Knoxville as we know it came to be, largely through improvements in public works. Major narrative elements will include:
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This will be the first time that such a publication has ever been published.
The soft-bound publication will feature approximately 150 pages, including vintage photographs, color site photography, illustrations, maps, and a timeline depicting key events in the city’s 226-year history.
The history guide will cover historic homes, key sites, museums, memorials, monuments, Indian mounds, archives and collections, as well as highlight fascinating characters, curious traditions, and seriously influential events.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available to help underwrite the cost of publication (research, writing, design, photography, photo-sourcing, and printing costs of an initial print run of 1,000-1,500 copies) to enable the Knoxville History Guide to be made available to the public at an affordable price (less than $20.00).
Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:
$5,000 level – Full page advertorial and 25 books
$2,500 level – Half page advertorial and 10 books
Advertorials provide the opportunity for the sponsor to convey the history of their company or family and/or how they value historical education within the Knoxville community.
For further information, please contact:
Paul James, Development Director at: 865-300-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org