“IN-FILL PA” deadline on April 19th

Project Background:
In-fill is the practice of re-dedication of land to new programming and/or development.  Many small towns and cities in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, have vacant lots.  Often these lots sit unused for years.  In some instances, communities have reassigned these spaces as outdoor amenities such as pocket parks, playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor workspaces, meditation gardens, and performance venues.  These transitions breathe new life into underutilized spaces.

IN-FILL PA seeks to engage residents, artists, designers, and design firms from all over to share their work to inspire engaged dialogue to address in-fill spaces in communities across Pennsylvania.

IN-FILL PA participants are asked to submit hard copies or PDFs of drawings, graphics, photo-collages, plans, and 2-D models of concept designs and implemented projects that address in-fill spaces.

IN-FILL PA seeks submissions from near and far, across Pennsylvania and around the U.S. and around the world.

Before-and-after imagery is welcome, as well as images that illustrate the process of in-fill space transformation.

The submitted designs will go on display at the Exchange Gallery in Bloomsburg, at The Art Grind in Danville, and at the Community Giving Foundation in Berwick.  Each exhibition site will further highlight local in-fill projects and conduct an informal public charrette to encourage discourse to address in-fill design and program needs in these communities.

Deadline for Submission: April 19th, 2023

Send hard copies to The Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Participants wishing to have their work returned need to include pre-paid mailers.

Or submit PDFs (each 10mb max) to [email protected]; we will print them for display.

Questions? Contact Oren Helbok, 570-317-2596, [email protected]

Please fill out the submission form and mail or e-mail it with your entry.

Exhibition schedule:

The Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg
May 8 – June 9, 2023
— Gallery reception, Friday, May 12th
— Community charrette downtown, at Moose Park and the Zarrett corner:
Saturday, May 13th (rain date, May 14th)

The Art Grind, 339 Mill Street, Danville
May 11 – June 3, 2023
— Reception and community charrette Friday, June 3rd

Community Giving Foundation, 725 East Front Street, Danville
May 4th – TBA, 2023
— Reception and community charrette Thursday, May 4th

IN-FILL PA is a public art project conceived and produced by Cindi Hron and The Exchange Gallery.  Thanks to the Community Giving Foundation and to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for funding.