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Republic FC Invites Local Artists to Submit Designs for 2nd Annual 'Paint the Park' Contest

July 11, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento Republic FC is partnering with Wide Open Walls to host 'Paint the Park' at Papa Murphy's Park during the club's match against Las Vegas Lights FC on August 7. The second annual event celebrates Sacramento art and brings together local artists to paint their designs at Republic FC's stadium.

"We're excited to partner again with Wide Open Walls to bring back Paint the Park for a second consecutive year," said Ben Gumpert, Republic FC President & COO. "Art has been interwoven into the fabric of this club since our beginning, and this event is a great opportunity to showcase our diverse and growing local art community and its role in developing Sacramento into one of America's top cities."

"Republic FC has long been a champion of local artists and we're thrilled to partner on Paint the Park once again," said Wide Open Walls founder David Sobon. "By highlighting rising Sacramento artists and their art to a vast audience of soccer fans, they are speaking directly to our festival's mission of art for all."

Applications to participate in the Paint the Park contest are open to the public and interested artists can submit their design concepts online at by the deadline of July 24.

Ten artists will be selected to paint their designs on wooden panels that will be displayed at Papa Murphy's Park during Republic FC's August 7th match. All selected artists will also receive four tickets for that night's match to share with friends and family.

A panel of judges including Wide Open Walls founder David Sobon will select the top three designs and fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite artwork. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize and be prequalified to participate in the 2020 edition of Wide Open Walls.

Paint the Park continues Republic FC's history of collaborating with Sacramento artists. For the past four seasons, the club has partnered with David Garibaldi, Raphael Delgado, Maren Conrad and Lin Fei Fei to design exclusive season ticket holder scarves, as well as partnering with emerging artists to design team merchandise.

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