Jasper to give the Jasper Pick Award at Change for Change for the meter art that best embodies the spirit of Jasper

Jasper loves sustainability, whimsy, being smart, and art -- so we're pretty crazy about -- and thrilled to be a part of -- Tuesday evening's Change for Change 2011 Project!

Change for Change is a public art installation exhibition project that benefits the Climate Protection Action Campaign (CPAC) in which defunct City of Columbia Parking Meters were retrofitted with new posts and bases, then re-purposed as pieces of public -- or potentially private -- art.

You can read more about Change for Change here or, even better, get yourself a nice deal on a ticket by clicking here.

We're especially excited because, in addition to the awarding of the prize for the best meter -- chosen by a panel of esteemed judges, Jasper will also be giving away our first ever arts award -- the Jasper Pick Award* for the meter art that most embodies the spirit of Jasper -- think freshness and optimism, integrity and being on the forefront of new arts growth.

Hope to see you tomorrow night from 5:30 - 8:30 at 701 Whaley for art, drinks, food, intelligence and a grand old time. Then be sure to turn to Jasper #3 on January 12th for photos of the winning meters and bios of the artists.



*(Stay tuned to hear about two more awards we'll be presenting in the coming months.)