America250PA Accepting Design Submissions for Bells Across PA

Art Program to be Part of America’s 250 Anniversary Celebration

June 24, 2022: America250PA has issued a Call for Artists and is now accepting design submissions from Pennsylvania artists for its ‘Bells Across PA’ art series. Selected artists will execute their designs on fiberglass bell sculptures. These bells will be adorned and transformed by local artists and sponsored by businesses or individuals as part of America250PA’s efforts to celebrate the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the United States. Artists whose work is selected will receive a $1,250 honorarium. 

The goal is at least one bell in each of the 67 counties across Pennsylvania. More information on the process can be found at https://www.america250pa.org/bellsacrosspa. All design proposals are due by July 30, 2022. 

America250PA was established by the state legislature and Governor in 2018 to plan, encourage, develop and coordinate the commemoration of the United States Semiquincentennial – or 250th Anniversary of the founding of the country. America250PA was formed specifically to promote Pennsylvania’s integral role in that event, and the impact of its people on the nation’s past, present, and future.

America250PA hopes to engage all citizens of the Commonwealth, from all 67 counties, bring the Commonwealth’s history into the conversation so Pennsylvanians can better understand the origins and multiple perspectives of issues facing our Commonwealth and nation today, use history to encourage and inspire future leaders, celebrate the contributions of Pennsylvanians to our Commonwealth’s history but also to our Nation’s history, leave a lasting impact on the next generation and to spark an interest in which will ignite the drive for them to appreciate all the triumphs, trials and tribulations to which contributed to the Commonwealth for which they are now writing their own history.

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