April 24, 2024

Public Can Vote on Snow Plow Blade Artwork

Showing off the artwork that will be considered for placement on City snow plows next winter season.  From left: Interim Assistant Public Works Director Shannon Truax, Suzie Cappa Art Center artist Bob Lew and Carrie Moser of the Black Hills Works Foundation. Showing off the artwork that will be considered for placement on City snow plows next winter season. From left: Interim Assistant Public Works Director Shannon Truax, Suzie Cappa Art Center artist Bob Lew and Carrie Moser of the Black Hills Works Foundation. (City Photo/Shoemaker)

PUBLIC TO VOTE ON SNOW PLOW BLADE ARTWORK
**City will display three Suzie Cappa Center art pieces on City snow plow blades next winter season

RAPID CITY, SD--The City’s Public Works Department and the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City are collaborating on a project to display art on the blades of three City snow plows next winter season. The public is invited to participate in a month-long competition to determine the top three selections from a group of six art pieces designed by members of the Black Hills Works program.
           The public is invited to go online beginning this week to vote for their top three selections.

https://bit.ly/RapidCityStreetsArt2024

        The link was activated Tuesday afternoon and a weblink and QR code will also be shared to make selections. Deadline for submissions is May 21 with announcement of the winners made at the Night With Public Works event scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The winning selections will be developed into large vinyl stickers for placement on the snow plow blades. The newly-designed blades will be available for public viewing at the Touch-A-Truck event in September as part of the Community Pumpkin Festival in downtown Rapid City. The colorful snow plow blades will be put to use during next winter season.           

           “We’re excited to collaborate with the Suzie Cappa Art Center to showcase the work of some of their amazing artists. Turning a plow blade into an art display provides great exposure for these very talented artists and we are honored to host their creativity on our equipment.” said Interim Assistant Public Works Director Shannon Truax. “We encourage and welcome the public to check out the six selections that are up for consideration and cast their votes. We hope that seeing a snow plow with a colorful, artistic blade going down the road will be a bright spot on a winter day when the sun probably isn’t shining.”
            For more information on the contest, contact Truax at 605-394-4165.

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