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Walker Art Center: My Yard Our Message


Beginning May 23, artists and designers are invited to submit yard signs to around the theme of what it means to actively participate in a democracy.

Starting July 1, the public will be invited to vote on the artist-created design submissions. The top 50 vote-getting designs will be announced August 1 and, subsequently, made available to order as a full-sized political yard sign for $20 including shipping. Top designs will also be available as free downloads. In addition, the Walker Art Center and will print the winning yard sign creations and place them in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities metro area, including those immediately surrounding the site of the Republican National Convention.

My Yard Our Message is a project conceived by Scott Sayre, is produced by the Walker Art Center and in collaboration with The UnConvention.

Key dates and deadlines

• Design submissions deadline: June 30, 2008

• Public voting on yard sign entrants will run from July 1–27, 2008

• 50 winning designs will be announced August 1, 2008

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