Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Art Lives Here Announces… Design/Build Challenge!

Photo of artist Carol-lynn Swol's tools by Krista Schyler

Photo of artist Carol-lynn Swol’s tools by Krista Schyler

Attention metal fabricators, woodworkers, tradespeople and upcyclers! Art Lives Here and Community Forklift are issuing TWO design/build challenges this month. One is an Art Lives Here metal sign and the other is a counter top for the incubator gallery. Contestants are strongly encouraged to visit Community Forklift to scope out materials for the design.

Winners will receive a $500 contract and a $250 materials credit at Community Forklift to build and install the project by September 25, 2015. Top five runners-up in each challenge will receive $25 credit at Community Forklift and their design displayed in the Art Lives Here incubator gallery.

Anyone who works, lives and/or plays in the Gateway Arts District is eligible to submit a design entry. Deadline to submit is August 28, 2015 at 5pm. Winners and runners-up will be announced September 4, 2015. Projects must be installed by September 25, 2015. Contact Anne at or Ruthie at with questions.

Choose a challenge by clicking this link!


About neenajoe

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

3 comments on “Art Lives Here Announces… Design/Build Challenge!

  1. Ellyn Weiss
    August 17, 2015

    I’d love to post this on Facebook. Is there a link? Peace love, ellyn

    Sent from my iPhone


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