Dogs of Danville, Unleashed
The Town of Danville is calling all artists to participate in the 2019 Dogs of Danville, Unleashed! We
invite you to become a part of this exciting public art project. This will be the Town’s First ever
summer public art showcasing the talents of local artists. The stage for your creation will be
downtown, CA. This dog painting contest is open to all artists within driving distance (we will not
be shipping the dog sculptures—residents must live locally and be able to transport dogs from
Danville to their art studios where they will paint the dogs) and artists must be 18 and up.
The exhibit will be viewed by thousands and serves as a great way for artists to gain recognition.
Both sponsors and artists will be promoted in print and social media, at events, and on public
display with their sculpture.
Artists wishing to participate will submit colored sketches of their designs for a dog (this can be
found online at www.villagetheatreartgallery.com). There will be two (2) types of dogs to select
from and it is recommended you submit a sketch for each type of dog as there will be a limited
number of dog sculptures and not all artists will have their first choice. Artists are free to illustrate
any concept they would like to, but should consider that their design needs to be a clear
representation of what your sculpture would look like and it should be appropriate for public
Completed designs (limited to 2 submissions per artist) need to be submitted to the "Dogs of
Danville, Unleashed" Curatorial Committee for the selection process by February 19, 2019. Any
sketches submitted after that date are at risk of not being eligible for selection. Once the design
has been approved by the Committee, artists will be invited to pick up a dog and will have
approximately 8 weeks to bring their concept to life. All dogs should be returned to the Village
Theatre Art Gallery upon completion.