MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Feb. 2, 2018) - The Town of Mount Pleasant is accepting submissions for the first round of the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission’s new It’s Raining Art project until Feb. 12. Open to residents of the tri-county area, selected authors will have their poems displayed publicly at various locations in Mount Pleasant.
Submitted poems must relate generally to Mount Pleasant or Lowcountry living. To apply, authors must submit a poem (or portion of a longer poem) no more than 5 lines and 35 words along with a completed application. Selected authors will be awarded a $100 honorarium.
Presented by the Town of Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission, this program aims to promote local authors and to encourage interaction between the creative community, local businesses and residents.
“We are excited to introduce this unique new program that will give people a reason to smile while going about their business on rainy days,” said Special Events Manager Nicole Harvey. “The Culture, Arts & Pride Commissioners look forward to rolling out this program to spotlight literary arts in our community.”
The project will kick off at the 22nd Annual Town of Mount Pleasant ArtFest at Towne Centre on March 10. The application and guidelines are available on the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission link at MtPleasantRec.com under Special Events Office. Submit artwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or 391 Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.