Outdoor Art Exhibition
In 2020, The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board (AHAB), the City of Manhattan, and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) presented Manhattan’s first juried outdoor public art exhibition. The juror, Dr. Susan Earle, is Curator at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, and Department Head at the University of Kansas Department of Art History.
The art pieces were installed along the 3rd Street Corridor in Downtown Manhattan, from the 3rd Street Pocket Park to Blue Earth Plaza. The exhibition ran through June 2021.
The City of Manhattan was successful in securing a total of $20,000 in grant funding from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) and the Deihl Community Fund for this project. The grant provided for artist and juror honoraria, installation costs, and publicity materials for the project. All expenses are tracked through a City project fund.
Check back in the fall for future art exhibition opportunities.