RADFORD – MountainTrotter Arts is presenting a new “Love Radford Photo Project,” which will display portraits of the people of Radford throughout the city.
The portraits will be displayed in the windows of local businesses throughout the months of February and March with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, a free meals program serving the communities of Radford and Fairlawn.
The “Love Radford Photo Project” was begun by MountainTrotter Arts to “showcase the unity we feel as a community and to encourage patronage to our local businesses and recreational areas. The project is modeled after similar activities in other cities and communities to continue the sense of togetherness during the ongoing pandemic.”
Karen Gerlach, a member of the MountainTrotter board, says, the project is a great way to showcase the city and its people.
“As a proud member of MountainTrotter Arts, I’m thrilled to be a part of this project. It promotes not only our new LOVE sign, but the city, and the people in it,” said Gerlach. “What a great way to show love during Valentine’s month. Partnering with the City and with Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread makes it a win all around!”
Radford’s LOVE sign has been installed at the former Radford Farmers Market lot and is courtesy of the Radford Info & Welcome Center.
Participants are encouraged to submit a portraiture style photograph or attend one of MountainTrotter Arts’ photo sessions in February for an additional $5 photographer’s fee. There will be a $25 participation fee with a large portion benefiting Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread. Photos will be professionally printed as an 8×10 window cling and then will be displayed in the front windows of participating businesses and will remain on display until the end of March. Participants will also get to keep their photograph after the event has concluded.
The project is open to everyone, individuals, families, friends and business families. Everyone is encouraged to maintain social distancing and safe practices while taking their photograph. For more information or to apply for a waived fee, visit www.mountaintrotterarts.com/love or firstname.lastname@example.org.