Gopuff and Van Ness Main Street partner to uplift local artists and beautify the Van Ness Business Corridor.
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Call for Artists: Gopuff Window Design Competition in Van Ness Neighborhood

Gopuff & Van Ness Main Street Promote Local Artists With Window Design Contest

May 02, 2023

Gopuff and Van Ness Main Street (VNMS) today announced a partnership to uplift local artists and beautify the Van Ness Business Corridor. The two organizations are calling for local, inspiring artists to submit proposed artwork interpreting VNMS’s 2023 theme ‘celebrating community’. Following public voting, three winners’ works will be displayed in the windows of Gopuff’s site on VNMS.

Van Ness Main Street Board VP Carolyn Godavitarne shared the organization’s excitement, “We are thrilled to partner with Gopuff and our local art community to continue enhancing our neighborhood through art and culture. Bringing together local artists to share their talent with the Van Ness Main Street community and everyone who travels the Connecticut Avenue corridor is at the heart of our mission.”

Ward 3 Councilmember Matt Frumin applauded the effort, saying “I am excited Van Ness Main Street and Gopuff are thinking creatively about how to not only activate our retail spaces with art, but to engage our amazing local artists to help make this vision a reality.”

Submission & Selection Process:

  • Submissions (May 3, 2023 - June 30, 2023): Artwork submissions will be accepted over the course of 8 (eight) weeks, from May 2, 2023 - June 30, 2023. Artwork proposals must be submitted as a JPG, PNG, or PDF file or via SurveyMonkey here. When submitting, artists should keep in mind that the final artwork should fit in Gopuff’s 40” x 72” windows. 

  • Finalists Announcement (July 10, 2023.): Gopuff and Van Ness Main Street will notify finalists via email. Van Ness Main Street will also share the finalists’ artwork on social media on July 10, 2023 for voting.

  • Voting (July 10, 2023 - July 21, 2023): Voting by the public will take place between July 10, 2023 - July 21, 2023 on social media.

  • Winner Announcement (July 25, 2023): Winners will be announced July 25, 2023. 

  • Unveiling (September 29, 2023): The artists will have 8 (eight) weeks after the winner's announcement to complete their artwork before the official unveiling during Art All Night 2023 on September 29, 2023. 

Gopuff will provide one 40”x 72” canvas and supplies for each of the three winning artists to bring their work to life. Their works will be prominently displayed in Gopuff’s window panels (located at 4221 Connecticut Ave NW) and promoted on Gopuff’s social media. In addition, the winners will be awarded a free one-year subscription to Gopuff’s popular Fam Membership including 10,000 Puff Points that can be used to purchase items available on the platform. 

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