Artists and musicians wanted for 50th anniversary celebration of ‘Brampton’s past, present and future’

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Published January 31, 2024 at 1:20 pm

Local artists, musicians and creators are invited to help Brampton celebrate its golden anniversary by showcasing their work in a digital exhibit while getting paid in the process.

This year marks Brampton’s 50th anniversary of the merger of Chinguacousy Township, the Town of Brampton and Toronto Gore into one city.

A lot has changed since 1974 and the city is celebrating the milestone with the theme of “telling the story of Brampton’s past, present and future,” and local artists and creative types can get in on the action with a digital exhibition downtown.

The Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) is looking for up to 50 local artists, musicians and art collectives to have their work featured on the huge 24’  PIXEL Digital Art Exhibition screen at Garden Square from June to December.

Every two weeks, a selection of four local musicians, bands, collectives or studios will have their work featured daily with content running on from 12 p.m. to 12:30 pm and again from 7 p.m. to 7:30 pm.

Selected artists will be paid a one-time artist fee of $350 for their submission and there are also additional opportunities to showcase their work across Garden Square, BAO and the city’s social media channels.

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Submissions for the PIXEL Digital Art Exhibition are open now and local artists have until Feb. 25 to apply

Local artists are encouraged to visit the website to apply. The deadline is February 25, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

The City of Brampton logo has gone gold for the city’s 50th birthday, and anniversary events will continue throughout the year including a huge Brampton Birthday Celebration on June 29 in Chinguacousy Park, a special 50th-anniversary Brampton Citizens Award category and a travelling exhibition by the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) highlighting Brampton’s history.

“The City of Brampton’s 50th birthday celebrations will highlight the growth and diversity of our city, while bringing together residents to remember their past, celebrate today, and look forward to the future of Brampton,” reads a report from staff on the city’s birthday plans.

As home to some with 250 cultures speaking 171 languages, the city says the anniversary will celebrate Brampton’s “cultural diversity, cross-cultural understanding” artistic expression.

For more information on the PIXEL Digital Art Exhibition or to apply visit www.Brampton.ca.

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