If you are a high school or college art student, here’s your chance to see your artwork immortalized and put to good use.
Love Travels Imports is looking for fresh, creative ideas and designs for its Limited Edition Avenue of Fashion Livernois 2019 hand-painted scarf.
The winning design will be hand-painted by Sandra Russo in Haiti. The winner will receive that scarf, and the public can order the limited edition individually hand-painted 28” x 70” scarves made from the winning design.
The contest starts Tuesday, August 27. Art students can apply online at www.is.gd/artscarf until Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12 noon.
“Engaging the art students to dream up designs that bridge the history the Avenue of Fashion to the style and beat of today is our way of creating some design excitement on the Avenue,” says Yvette Jenkins, owner of Love Travels Imports, which brings fair trade, handcrafted work of artisans around the world to Detroit.
Entries will be judged by four individuals with strong community ties. The judges are:
- Mark Loeb of Integrity Shows, organizer and founder of the Palmer Park Art Fair and Belle Isle Art Fair
- Barbara Barefield, member, People For Palmer Park Board
- Melinda Anderson, senior event producer, Design Core Detroit
- Patricia Millender, founder of Clay and Cloth Creations
The judges will select the contest finalists. Their work will be on display at Love Travels, Imports inside of Art In Motion at 19452 Livernois Ave., from Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28.
The community can vote to name the winner of the first “Avenue of Fashion: My Unique Vision” on Saturday, September 28 during the Light Up Livernois celebration, which runs from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It is programed by Design Core Detroit as part of the 2019 Month of Design program.
During Light Up Livernois brings makers, artists and designers from Detroit collaborate with local small businesses to shop, dine and explore the role design plays in everyday lives. There will be open studios, fashion vignettes, musical performances, and small business highlights.
As we all know there is construction on Livernois right now and that has been tough on businesses. The celebration will help support those businesses during the upheaval.
In order to navigate the area properly, there will be a shuttle available and walking groups are encouraged.
For more information and to register, click here.
Jenkins is hopeful the contest will also help bring more people to stores on Livernois during the construction.
“It’s challenging to operate a business in Detroit’s neighborhoods, however, we want to give back,” she says.
According to the Light Up Livernois website, these are the businesses participating:
- Simply Casual
- Eric’s I’ve Been Framed
- Good Cakes and Bakes
- Detroit Fiber Works
- Prime Financial Plus Realty
- Teasers Boutique
- Live 6
- Majik Touch Dance Studios
- Narrow Way Cafe
- Love Travels Imports
- Art In Motion
- Jo’s Gallery
- The Fel’le Gallery
- DCreated Boutique
- Legends Pizza
- Ooh Wee Coffee
- Sherwood Forest Art Gallery
- Times Square Men’s Custom Clothing
- Micah’s Salon & Boutique
- Detroit Professional Racquet Services
- Bucharest Grill
- The Lockeroom Barrie
- Three Thirteen
- Good Times Restaurant
- TABLE No. 2 Restaurant
- Happy To Be Nappy Salon
- Krispy Addicts
- Shoozz 4 u
As you can see, there is a great diversity of stores along Livernois that offer great eating and unique products.