Chicago artists can help ring in the New Year in a big way this year during the epic, inaugural Chi-Town Rising New Year's Eve celebration.
Event organizers are calling on local artists to submit works of art relating to the theme of "resolution" to be displayed in several public art installations along the Chicago River, where Chi-Town Rising will be held.
The works of art can be "thought-provoking, funny, outrageous or sentimental," according to Chi-Town Rising organizers. The only requirements are that they must "inspire those experiencing the art to take action" and be designed and constructed for outdoor public viewing.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 4, 2015, and artists can submit their proposals at www.chi-townrising.com/artists. One artist will be recognized as the "Official Artist" of Chi-Town Rising with full artist details shown with the artist's public artwork for the duration of the event.
In addition to the art installation, Chi-Town Rising will feature music headliners, a "visually spectacular countdown to 2016" and a major fireworks show, organizers announced last month. The celebration will be televised on NBC 5.
The event, presented by Corona Extra and hosted by Hyatt Gold Passport, will be held along the Chicago River between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, with a Countdown Stage on the south side of the river and a midnight countdown featuring a giant Chicago star rising into the sky.
The event, which is privately funded, will be open to the public with some areas reserved for private events and access. Information on ticket sales, a full talent line-up and other details are expected to be released this fall on chi-townrising.com.