2007 is the year that the St.Clair West BIA will light up St.Clair Ave.
We are holding a competition for artists to create sculptures for our street.
An article detailing the competition is in the February edition of well-known DArt magazine. And we will have, on the internet, three email broadcast events happening March 21st, 2007, the Spring Solstice, through Akimbo Art Podcasts.
How does this light up St. Clair? By having a solar light requirement for the sculptures. The sculptures will either be lit from outside the sculpture or lit from within by solar lights. An environmental sustainability aspect is also one of the requirements. The concrete planters that the BIA owns between Glenholme and Westmount Ave. will be part of the initial design and house the finished sculptures.
This is a combined community effort of the BIA and Regal Heights Residents Association. The RHRA started the process by donating $6,000.00 to the BIA to replace the string lights attached to the trees.
With St. Clair having construction and major changes to the streetscape in our area starting in 2007, both Associations felt that an alternate to tree lights was needed. The idea of sculptures and a competition for the artists was born.
We have established a website : www.stclairsolarart.com
This website is for use of the artists and the public to get information about the competition and to vote for the final winning design. There will be a jury of artistic and technical experts who will winnow the submitted designs down to three finalists, with the public casting the winning vote on the website.