Friday, July 24, 2015
RAPID CITY, SD – Clean Slate Group is proudly supporting Destination Rapid City’s progressive approach to area beautification. In partnership with Destination Rapid City and funding from the Bush Foundation Prize for Community Innovation, Clean Slate Group will be transforming unsightly utility boxes located in Pedestrian Alley at Main Street Square into works of art that showcase the talent of artists from the Suzie Cappa Art Center.
Destination Rapid City sought artwork submissions artists from the Suzie Cappa Art Center for this project, with facilitation by Arts Rapid City. Sioux Falls-based Clean Slate Group will begin wrapping the utility boxes in high-performance and graffiti-resistant laminates printed with the selected artwork on Friday, July 25. In total, four boxes-turned-art will celebrate the vibrancy of Main Street Square and the community of Rapid City.
"Art and creativity are just exploding in Downtown Rapid City!" said Dan Senftner, President of Destination Rapid City. "We're thrilled to be able to use funding from our Bush Foundation Prize for Community Innovation to keep feeding that fire. Partnering with the Suzie Cappa Art Center on this project makes it all the better."
The Suzie Cappa Art Center is a division of Black Hills Works that supports artists of all abilities in creating inspiring art. It is a vibrant, nonprofit studio established in 2001 in memory of Suzie Cappa who received services from Black Hills Works. Suzie Cappa Art Center continues the memory of Suzie Cappa by providing a supportive, inspiring environment where artists can create, exhibit, and sell their work to the community.