Using Art to Raise Awareness of Energy Usage

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Charlottesville and the Piedmont Council for the Arts are partnering to host an event aimed at bringing people's attention to the energy in use around them.

The Energize! Charlottesville Arts Pitch Night: The Power of Energy in Our Lives will take place Nov. 19 at Milli Joe coffee shop.

Ten artists will pitch ideas and one will get a $5,000 grant to make his or her work a reality.

Energize! Charlottesville is a local campaign to save energy and win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.

The prize is based on measurable reductions in home energy use and engaging local residents in the effort.

The winner of the pitch night grants will be a public art project that brings people's attention to the energy being used around them, raising awareness and motivating people to not waste power.

Artist proposals are due by Nov. 11, and the projects selected for the pitch night as well as the judging panelists will be announced Nov. 16.

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