Encore! Mt. Morris, announces Art on Fire 2022, in memory this year of Dan Sheely long time Village of Mt. Morris employee. Interested artists (no residency requirements) will be permitted to “adopt” fire hydrants within the Village limits of Mt. Morris and paint creative, artistic designs. 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 new hydrant. There is no cost to apply for the program. Participating artists will receive an Encore ‘Art on Fire’ tee shirt. Artists are responsible for providing their own materials, brushes, etc. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
Please note; existing hydrant artwork that is in good shape will not be painted over.
The 2022 Registration form (with additional information) is available here Art-on-Fire Registration and at the Mt. Morris Village Hall.
Email ArtFire@EncoreMtMorris.com with any questions.
The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.
Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized.