Downtown Rhinelander Inc. is in need of the community’s talent. Artists or anyone who enjoys painting or crafts are needed to paint Hodag statues. One large and 10 mini Hodags are to be painted.
Applications are available by contacting Downtown Rhinelander Inc. at (715) 362-7374 and will be accepted through March 25. Applicants must include an artist’s sketch of their design for the Hodag. Designs will be selected in April; selected applicants will have four to six weeks to paint the fiberglass sculpture. Artists should indicate whether a design is to be considered for the large Hodag.
Selected applicants will receive a $60 stipend ($125 for the large) to help with art supplies and they will have their names on all promotion materials. They will receive 10 percent of the sale of the Hodag art sculpture at the fall auction.
For more information, call Maggie Steffen, Downtown Rhinelander Inc. executive director, at (715) 362-7374 or project chair Kathy Brich at (715) 493-3663.