Call to photographers, street artists, and muralists – interactive urban art exhibition!

What: Submit your street photography to the Mobile Arts Platform Exhibition at the Urban Youth Arts Festival.

How: Participate through the United Murals Flickr Group, full instructions below.

Deadline: Upload photos by July 20th, 2011

Questions: Email ayanda@somarts.org

Have you ever made a mural or street-based artwork, or taken a picture of an existing piece that you would like to share?  Now’s your chance! SOMArts Cultural Center and the Mobile Arts Platform seek muralists and photographers to participate in the Mobile Arts Platform exhibition at the 15th Annual Precita Eyes Urban Youth Street Art Festival. A slide-show of the submitted photos will be displayed at the Festival on Saturday July 23rd from 1-5PM, as well as in a special online gallery on the SOMArts website.

How to Participate
Just submit your photos to the United Murals Flickr Group with a photo credit, title, and quick description of where you snapped your photo.  If you encounter problems while uploading, please email ayanda@somarts.org by July 20th for assistance. All images must be owned by the person submitting them – they cannot be photographs taken or owned by another person or entity.

About the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP)
The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) is comprised of two large-scale, interactive sculptures that are “activated” by a mobile exhibitions program. MAP brings together Peter Foucault’s Fal-Core Van and Chris Treggiari’s Mobile Store and appears in locations throughout the Bay Area. MAP is presented in collaboration with SOMArts and supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. MAP programming in 2010-11 will include a series of five “pop-up” exhibitions.

Through this partnership, MAP’s goal is to increase arts participation and deepen community engagement through the arts with innovative intervention at three neighborhoods street fairs & festivals in San Francisco, and two events happening at SOMArts.

MAP creates autonomous exhibition spaces accessible to the public to create strong bonds with the communities; an artistic research lab where a cross-pollination of mediums and genres can occur. MAP events variously include video screenings, visual art, performance art, live music, interactive artworks, and culinary art. In essence, MAP builds a temporary, creative microcosm where community and creativity can intersect and flourish.

MAP Urban Youth Arts Festival exhibition is supported by the Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by the generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.