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Jefferson-Shelby Red Cross Lights Up the Night with Fifth Annual Paint The Town Red Fundraiser
Magic City’s premier digital art and music festival kicks off April 20, 2013 and features artwork from around the globe to benefit Red Cross
Jefferson/Shelby Red Cross is gearing up for one of Birmingham’s most dazzling outdoor occasions – the fifth annual Paint the Town Red digital arts and music festival. The 2013 installment takes place April 20, 2013 from 7pm to 12am, and promises light up the night with visual masterpieces for all. Upon nightfall, Red Cross will decorate the Magic City with innovative, interactive and cutting edge multimedia/digital art work and music from across the globe… all projected onto the streets and structures of 19th Street South and Powell Avenue.
Proceeds from PTTR benefit the Jefferson-Shelby Chapter of the American Cross. In 2012, the event raised over $60,000 for the Red Cross with more than 4,000 people attending. The organization hopes to beat those numbers in 2013 with over 35 artists exhibiting digitally altered film, illuminated installations, and interactive works to light up the night sky in downtown Birmingham.
Artwork categories includes graphic art, digital photography digital animated shorts and more. Extended deadline for submissions is March 25.
“Paint the Town Red has become one of the premier outdoor events in Birmingham. While the festival is all about fun, the focus is helping our neighbors in need and providing a financial mechanism to make Red Cross emergency response, programs and services available when the need arises. For this we are thankful to our volunteers and patrons who continue to make PTTR a success.” says Jean Petties, Jefferson/Shelby Red Cross Executive Director.
PTTR also features two riveting music stages, DJs and VJs, and the best of Birmingham’s nationally recognized food scene.
One of the most dynamic event highlights also includes Paint the Town Red’s signature GeoDome, a third year feature that includes a 44 feet wide, 22 feet high geodesic dome with 1,520 feet of floor surface and sits at the heart of the festival. On April 20, 2013, the dome will be erected and transformed into an ever-changing piece of art, radiating digital images that attendees can gaze at from within and outside of the structure. Local DJs are scheduled to spin music within the dome, turning the arena into a dance party, live concert, entertainment hub and moving and art piece all-in-one.
“There is nothing like PTTR,” says Scott Pierce, who is returning for a second year as Event Chair for PTTR. “It’s illuminated art from around the world paired with the best local music and food Birmingham has to offer. It’s multiple concerts, a dance party, food, art show and silent disco all in the heart of downtown Birmingham in one night.”
This year the event will be lighting up the night in a prime new location just east of Birmingham’s national award winning Railroad Park. The venue serves as a super backdrop for artists, with historic Alabama Power steam plant to the north and the Magic City Sky line to the east to frame the festival space as Birmingham’s digital playground.
Tickets are $15 advance sale, $20 at the gate. For more information on advance sale tickets, artwork submissions, musical talent and additional event features, visit PaintTheTownRedBham.com. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter — @PTTRbham.
About the Paint the Town Red:
In its fifth year, Paint the Town Red is a unique fundraiser supporting the Jefferson/Shelby Chapter of the American Red Cross. A team of volunteers work year round to recruit the best artists, musical acts, food vendors and street performers. Paint the Town Red is supported with in-kind and financial gifts, by a variety of partners and sponsors. All proceeds benefit the many programs and services offered by the American Red Cross. If you would like to get involved or provide a sponsorship please visit www.PTTRbham.com or email Art@PTTRbham.com.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.