Public art opportunity coming to PC
The City of Plant City, MAKE Plant City, and Plant City Main Street are now accepting 2D visual art submissions to wrap around electric boxes located throughout the Historic Downtown district.
Eight artists’ work will be featured on the boxes, which measure 72 inches high by 44 inches wide by 26 inches deep on all four sides. For digital purposes, submissions must be 1,000 pixels wide by 550 high and in JPEG format at less than one megabyte and the eight chosen images must be sent in at a maximum width of 1,920 pixels in high quality JPEG format and a 300 dpi resolution in landscape orientation with a 2:1 ratio.
The submitted images must be able to wrap around all four sides of a box and cannot include text, numbers, symbols, political content, religious references, profanity, nudity or obscenities. Email submissions to email@example.com by July 8. Please include your full name, the dimensions, title and medium of the work and an artist statement of 100 words or less. Winners will be notified July 30 and the art unveiling will take place August 10.
For more information contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for RISE dodgeball tourney
June in Plant City will kick off with the return of RISE Plant City’s third annual dodgeball tournament to the Plant City Family YMCA.
RISE, a collective of young entrepreneurs from the area, hosts the tournament annually and invites teams of six to register by May 22 for the June 1 tournament, which starts at 6:30 p.m.. Multiple team and sponsor packages are available between $100 and $500, though a team of six can sign up for as low as $200. Teams can send registration forms and payment to the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. Evers St., Plant City, FL 33563. There is a limit of 16 teams for the event. Spectator tickets will cost $5 at the door.
For more information, contact Sophia at email@example.com.
Youth Summer Job Connection
Plant Citians age 16 to 21 can get six weeks of paid work experience this summer through a CareerSource Tampa Bay program.
The Summer Job Connection links up young people who meet low income and employment requirements with part-time work at $11 an hour from June 10 through July 19. The available fields of work include health care, manufacturing, information technology and financial shared service. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and must be able to attend an all-day youth summit at the end of May during which participants will be matched with jobs.
To register, visit careersourcetampabay.com/pages/summerwork_youth.
Learn to cook at United Food Bank
The United Food Bank of Plant City and Hispanic Services Council are helping Plant City residents sharpen their skills in the kitchen.
The food bank is now hosting a seven-week series of cooking classes, which began Tuesday, to teach attendees how to prepare meals, pick up healthy eating habits and work within a budget. All cooking items will be provided at the classes and those who attend four or more classes will receive a free cookbook.
No registration is required to attend. The classes run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday through June 18. The food bank is located at 702 E. Alsobrook St. #H.