Sample ArtScape banners
ArtScape, Jamestown, NY

ArtScape is a public art program open to artists of all ages that is meant to represent a diverse group of regional artists from all walks of life.

2023 Walking Tour

Download a pdf walking tour here, or pick up a hard copy at the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, Chautauqua Visitors Bureau, or Chautauqua Art Gallery.

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What is ArtScape?

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is partnering with Chautauqua Art Gallery and the City of Jamestown Park’s Department to create an outdoor gallery in downtown Jamestown, N.Y. Artists of all ages are invited to participate in this juried art competition. Selected works are reproduced on banners that hang on light posts throughout the downtown area. Chautauqua Art Gallery, on Main Street in Downtown Jamestown, provides support for this program as the host sponsor, displaying the original works of art and coordinating artists and banner production.

Why ArtScape in Jamestown?

The objective of ArtScape is to create an outdoor gallery experience in the heart of the community. The colorful banners add interest and intrigue to the downtown streetscape, encouraging pedestrians and vehicle traffic to slow down and enjoy the display. Each banner showcases local artists, highlighting the creativity and talent of artists who live and work in the region.

How does it work?

Interested artists submit work for consideration to the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. These works are juried by a selection committee. Participating artists range in age and skill level, although many are semi-professional and professional level. The chosen works are photographed and graphic design begins for printing the images on vinyl banners. The names of the artist and the sponsor are featured on the banner. At the end of the show, the banners are removed and given to the sponsor, or the sponsor may choose to donate the banner to the artist. The sponsor does not receive reproduction rights to the work. However, they are encouraged to display the banner in their place of business, highlighting their support for enriching the community through public art programs.

ArtScape Artist/Sponsor Schedule*

December 1, 2023 Art submissions/sponsorship opens open
February 24, 2024 Artist/sponsor submissions deadline
March 9 Artist notified of acceptance
March 9-25 Artwork delivered to and picked up from photographer
April & May Banners are produced
May 1-4 Original Artwork is delivered to Chautauqua Art Gallery
May 10-June 29 Artwork on display at Chautauqua Art Gallery
May 17 Artists Reception at Chautauqua Art Gallery
June Banners are installed throughout the month

*subject to change as needed