IN-FILL PA is a public art project conceived and produced by Cindi Hron and The Exchange Gallery. Thanks to the Community Giving Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for funding.
IN-FILL PA wants YOU to participate in an exhibit of designs for in-fill spaces. IN-FILL PA seeks to engage residents, artists, designers, and design firms from all over to share their work to inspire engaged dialogue to address in-fill spaces in communities across Pennsylvania.
IN-FILL PA participants are asked to submit hard copies or PDFs of drawings, graphics, photo-collages, plans, and 2-D models of concept designs and implemented projects that address in-fill spaces. Before and after imagery is welcome as well as images that illustrate the process of in-fill space transformation.
IN-FILL PA will take place during the spring of 2023: The submitted designs will be on display at the Exchange Gallery in Bloomsburg and five additional regional exhibition venues located in Central Pennsylvania. Each exhibition site will further highlight local in-fill projects and conduct informal public charettes to encourage discourse to address in-fill design and program needs in these communities.
IN-FILL PA seeks submissions from near and far, across Pennsylvania and around the U.S. and around the world.
In-fill is the practice of re-dedication of land to new programming and/or development. Many small towns and cities in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, have vacant lots. Often these lots sit unused for years. In some instances, communities have reassigned these spaces as outdoor amenities such as pocket parks, playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor workspaces, meditation gardens, and performance venues. These transitions breathe new life into underutilized spaces.
Questions? Contact Oren Helbok, 570-317-2596, Exchange@ExchangeArts.org
Deadline for Submission: April 19th, 2023
Send hard copies to The Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Participants wishing to have their work returned need to include pre-paid mailers.
Or submit PDFs (each 10mb max) to Exchange@ExchangeArts.org
The Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg
May 8 – June 9, 2023
The Art Grind, 339 Mill Street, Danville
May 11 – June 3, 2023
Berwick Theater, 110 East Front Street, Berwick