Installation by the Architects Association of PEI from Art in the Open 2018 (photo: Patricia Bourque)

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Nine artists from across the country have been selected by a jury of their peers and industry professionals to develop and showcase their work at the 9th annual Art in the Open festival main event.

On August 24 from 4 pm until midnight, historic downtown Charlottetown will become an open-air gallery presenting ephemeral works of public art. The main event features performances, sculptural installations, projections, and other temporary art forms, delivering a multimedia experience for all ages.

This year’s jury selected artists are: William Baker (PE), Somnia Lucent (PE), Nucolic (Andrew Cairns and Evan Furness) (PE), Jared Perry (PE), Simon White-Evan Stepanian (QC), Johanna

Nutter (QC), Lisa Thériault (QC), Andrew Maize (ON), Janna Graham (NT). Community led projects will be announced in June.

The jury selected artists will contribute to and compliment the other twenty plus diverse curated exhibits that will be mounted throughout downtown Charlottetown. Festival Project Manager Becka Viau explains, “Earlier this year we announced our annual open Call for Submissions. Artists were encouraged to present the jury a project that would be new, interesting, and innovative yet could be installed and dismantled within 24 hours. Over thirty Independent artists, as well as groups from across Canada, submitted applications that included pitches for performances, multimedia and sculptural installations, interactive art-making and much more.”