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'Art Grows Here' Enters Third Year, Seeks Entries for July Event

Art Grows Here is looking for artists to participate in the 2012 outdoor art display that will span Hamilton and Wenham in July.

It’s back – Art Grows Here will be returning to Hamilton and Wenham this summer for the third straight year.

Right now, the local non-profit group is looking for local artists to participate in the “annual, ten day, map-guided tour of outdoor art and performance” in both towns. It will run July 13-21.

“This year we want to fill our map with a full range of artistic expressions,” Art Grows Here said in its call for entries released on Wednesday. “We are looking for - but are not limited to - proposals for large outdoor art installations, sculpture, performance, dance, poetry, theater, group collaborations.”

, from the high-profile “stickball” on the front lawn of and the bear fishing from a boat in to sculptures tucked next to homes and on the property at .

The deadline for entries this year is May 30.

If you are interested in becoming part of Art Grows Here in 2012, organizers recommend that you submit your name, contact information and a statement of intent that includes a brief description of the project with your desired site location in either Hamilton or Wenham. Organizers also ask for “your honest commitment to meet the show deadlines.”

If chosen, the cost to participate is $25 to cover the cost of promotion and the publishing of a tour map. For questions or to submit a proposal, send an e-mail to artgrowshere@gmail.com. Art Grows Here also has a frequently updated Facebook page.

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