People Project Event
The Arts Commission will help you select art to be viewed and purchased in your location and will provide publicity for the event.
It is estimated that at least 25 participants are needed for the project to be successful.
The San Anselmo Arts Commission supports and promotes artists and art education in the Ross Valley to enhance our cultural environment and to make San Anselmo an art destination in Marin. If the San Anselmo Arts Commission approves this project, the plan is to approach the San Anselmo Chamber and other merchant groups in San Anselmo to participate in the event.
The goal is that through this endeavor more people will come to San Anselmo to support local businesses and purchase art. Additionally the money that is raised will support Music in the Park and other free events the San Anselmo Arts Commission makes available to the public.
People Posters: The People Posters are life-sized cut out posters on cardboard backing with stands. Several vendors have been approached to provide the product. It is anticipated that San Anselmo local store owners, restaurant owners, residents, elected officials and even pets, will participate. The idea is to have photos that show San Anselmo people grounded in work, taking flights in fantasy and helping others. Creative photos would be welcome.
It is proposed that the cut-out life size posters of San Anselmo business people would be located on sidewalks in front of their stores and restaurants. Posters of elected officials can be standing in front of Town Hall to welcome people into town. Residents and pets can be placed on the Town Lawn.
One possibility is to hold this event the weekend of December 2, 3, 4, from 10 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday. This would coincide with the Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Merchant Open House. The poster people will not be displayed if it rains and another date would have to be selected.
As part of the People Project, local stores and restaurants would show artwork curated by the Arts Commission or art self selected by merchants. The San Anselmo Arts Commission will assist merchants with contacting an artist of their choice so their work can be sold during the weekend walk. There will be the typical 50/50 split between the artist and the seller and they will also share a 5% contribution to the Arts Commission.
Residents can participate in this event either by purchasing people posters for themselves, their children, and their pets, or by coming into town to eat or shop. It is proposed that residents’ posters be displayed on the Town Lawn.