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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Dogwood Arts in Running for National Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant
Dogwood Arts FestivalSeptember 9, 2010 - Dogwood Arts is officially in the running to receive a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant for a permanent Art in Public Places large-scale sculpture exhibition in Knoxville!

Now that our application to fund 15 permanent, large-scale, outdoor sculptures to be installed in Knoxville has been accepted, we need your help by voting. Public daily voting starts today and runs through Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Voting is simple! You can vote three different ways - so up to three times a day!

1. Log onto www.refresheverything.com/artinpublicplaces
and click "Vote for this idea"
2. Text "102486" to "73774"
3. Vote on Facebook with the Refresh Everything Facebook App

Art in Public Places in KnoxvilleRemember, every time you vote, you help decide which 32 ideas will receive a Refresh Everything grant this month.

Art in Public Places is currently a seven-month long exhibit of large-scale, outdoor sculptures located throughout Krutch Park, Volunteer Landing, World's Fair Park, Knoxville Convention Center, the District in Bearden, and McGhee Tyson Airport. The current exhibit closes on October 31, 2010. With this grant, we would be able to install 15 permanent outdoor sculptures which would help: enliven and beautify the city landscape; contribute to civic pride; and distinguish Knoxville as an art destination city.

Upon being selected to receive the grant, Dogwood Arts will send out a call-to-artists for the 15 sculptures to be placed around Knoxville.

In 2010, Pepsi is giving $1.3 million per month to fund good ideas, big and small, that make the world a better place. The six categories for submission are health, the planet, neighborhoods, food & shelter, education, and arts & culture.

For more information on how you can help spread the word on your website or through emails, please contact Erin Slocum at ESlocum@dogwoodarts.com or 865-342-6047.

Dogwood Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to help support arts education in our schools, promote the visual and performing arts, and to preserve the natural beauty of East Tennessee.
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