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Dearborn Sculpture Fest Pick-Day
August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dearborn Sculpture Fest is an intense two-week sculpture competition in which teams of artists, welders and enthusiasts utilize recycled materials to build unique sculptures. After collecting materials from Red Metals Recycling, teams get two-weeks to build their masterpieces which will then be displayed and auctioned during the Dearborn Sculpture Fest at the Dearborn Historical Museum Beer Tasting!
Teams will meet at Red Metals Recycling and have ONE HOUR to search the yard for the scrap metal of their choice. All teams will sign liability waivers & receive pick and safety rules on site. Teams are responsible for all transport of raw materials, finished art and delivery. There is a 500 lb. limit for each team. Finished art becomes the property of the Dearborn Area Chamber, for a 50/50 split at auction with our artists!
Only materials collected from Red Metals may be used in the construction of the sculpture. Sculptures must be constructed in a sturdy and safe manner with no sharp or pointy edges that may be a hazard to the public. The following exceptions apply: Nuts, bolts and other fasteners, other adhesives, welding and paint may be used to assemble your sculpture. Maximum dimensions permitted: 6 foot wide x 6 foot deep x 10 feet tall. Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to reject any sculpture deemed to be in poor taste or unsafe.
Each team will be required to provide a statement describing their sculpture and/or the building process in 200 words or less. The statement will be included with the finished piece and will be displayed during the festival. Statements must be turned in with the completed sculpture on September 28, 2018 or the team could be disqualified. Descriptions must include the team name and names of all team members. The more information we have about you and your sculpture, the better we can publicize it! Statements are accepted digitally at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at drop off. Digitally is preferred.