LEAVING YOUR MARK (How to get a permit)
Painting Allowed By Permit Only. See Building Owner
Painting Allowed By Permit Only. See Rapid City Arts Council
- Permits are site specific. Artists are required to request permission to paint at a specific location. Once approved, artists will have been granted permission to paint on that location only.
- Owners/RCAC reserve the right to request a draft proposal (specifics on design, size, location, type of work etc.), prior to agreeing to approve a permit.
- Once permission has been granted by the Owner/RCAC, the artist will receive a signed authorization form from the Owner. The RCAC, in partnership with the Art Alley Owners and the City of Rapid City, have agreed to act as Art Alley permit facilitators (Facilitators). The signed authorization form will need to be hand delivered, by the artist, to the Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th Street in Rapid City. Use the Kansas City Street entrance. The artist will need to speak directly to Katie Wolff in the RCAC Education Department to finalize the permit process. The artist will present the signed authorization form, and if required, the draft proposal, to the Facilitator, who will verify with the Owner that documentation has been approved.
- The artist will need to present a valid driver’s license, or state or government issued ID, and sign a Liability and Release Form and Art Alley Policies Form.
- After verification and paperwork, the Facilitator will issue a Permit. The artist will be required to keep the Permit on hand at all times when painting. The Permit will include the artist‘s name, address of the approved location to include map, start and end date and authorization signature of Facilitator. In addition the artist(s) will be presented with a permit badge that should be worn in a visible area at all times when painting.
- The artist is required to return to the Permit badge to the RCAC at the Dahl Arts Center upon completion of the project.
NOTICE: Failure to comply with the Permit System in Art Alley may result in sanctions to include fines, arrest and jail, and refusal of future permits.
· Artists are required to have a permit to paint in Art Alley. If more than one artist is working on the same piece, each artist must have a permit. School/group art projects are required to apply for a group permit. Painting without a permit is not allowed.
· Painting permits are site specific. Artists with permits are authorized to paint only in the area(s) designated on the permit and map. Roof top access, meters and utility boxes are strictly off limits.
· Respect private/public property. Buildings in Art Alley are privately owned. The alley is part of the City right of way. Clean up after yourself and others. All used cans, caps, gloves, and other painting materials must be taken with you and disposed of off-site. Damage to property could result in fines.
· Climbing on dumpsters is prohibited. Dumpsters are leased and paid for by property owners. Standing on dumpsters will cause damage which you are responsible for.
· Profane, obscene or offensive imagery or language is not permitted. Artistic content in the Alley must remain appropriate to all ages. We encourage creative and clever expression and advocacy, but it must be expressed through those parameters.
· Art Alley is a working alley. Delivery trucks and private vehicles utilize the Alley throughout the day, and building/business owners and renters use the Alley to access their parking areas. Avoid painting near cars. Be CAUTIOUS of overspray, (spray paint particles) from spray paint cans. Wind can carry overspray to nearby vehicles and property from several feet away and cause damage. You are responsible for damage to private and public property.
· You are an ambassador. When painting in Art Alley, you are a representative of, and an ambassador for, a very unique space. Treat the building/business owners and the public with respect and courtesy.
For more information, contact Katie Wolff